Local COVID-19 vaccination programme
Last updated: 22 February 2021 at 11am
The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. Please do not contact your surgery as the vaccination service is available strictly by invitation only.
The NHS in Hampshire and Isle of Wight is now vaccinating patients as the roll-out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history moves into the next phase. In Basingstoke, The Hampshire Court Hotel, Centre Drive, is operating as a vaccination centre.
Nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other NHS staff are working alongside GPs to vaccinate those identified as priority groups for the life-saving vaccine.
Like the hospital staff who launched the initial campaign, practice teams are working rapidly to organise the sites so that safe processes are in place to meet the tough logistical challenges of offering the vaccination.
You will be invited in one of three ways to have a vaccination:
Using a local GP service: GP services are working together in your area to vaccinate as many people as possible. You may be contacted by a different surgery to the one you usually go to.
Local hospital services: You might be contacted to have the vaccination as an inpatient or outpatient.
At a vaccination centre: If you live within 30 to 45 minutes of a vaccination centre, and haven't already been vaccinated, you may have received a letter asking you to book an appointment online on the NHS website. If you can't access the NHS website, you can call 119 free. If you would prefer to be vaccinated by your local GP practice or vaccination centre, as explained in the letter, you can wait to be contacted by your GP or try the website again later as sites are being added as they become available.
As some residents fall within the West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group area, please note you may be offered a vaccination in a location outside of Basingstoke. Find out more on the North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group website and the West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group website.
Guidance in different languages - The government has produced guidance in different languages to explain the vaccine process and priority groups.
If you have difficulties to access the vaccination centre by car or public transport, local community transport charities Dial-a-Ride and Neighbourcare might be able to help.
Please call 01256 462101 or 01256 574401 for more information. The lines are open between 8.30am and 12.30pm and 1.30pm and 4.15pm. Alternatively, please visit the Dial-a-Ride website.
Please call 01256 423855 or visit the Neighbourcare website.