Coronavirus Information

Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS)

The Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS) aims to resolve missing or incorrect vaccination records for people vaccinated in England who have a current NHS number and are registered with a GP practice in England.

If a member of the public believes they have missing or incorrect COVID-19 vaccination data, please advise them to call 119 and ask the call agent to make a referral to the VDRS team on their behalf. The VDRS team will then call the person back within 5 working days.

Please note: 119 and VDRS call agents will not provide clinical advice and cannot assist at this time with queries related to vaccinations received overseas.

Covid-19 Booster jabs

Booster Jabs will be offered to all patients who are over 50, health and care workers and also younger adults with certain health conditions. Those eligible will be invited to receive their booster at least six months (26 weeks) after having received their second dose. We are contacting people, by text or phone, when it is time to book their booster. 

BMC will be using Pfizer as the booster vaccine ... this can be administered to patients who originally received Pfizer or AstraZeneca.

We will only be vaccinating our own patients ... so anyone who is not registered here will need to go to their own surgery or a mass vaccination centre. 

We will NOT be giving giving Flu and Covid vaccinations together.

Following recent press reports, we would like to clarify that if you are eligible for a Covid Booster you can now BOOK your booster jab through the NHS Website 152 days (5 months) after your 2nd dose. Your actual appointment dates, however, will continue to be at least 182 days (6 months) after the date of your 2nd dose. If you wish to have your booster jab Brackley Medical Centre please see below.

Covid Booster Programme at BMC

We have commenced the booster programme here at Brackley Medical Centre.

The eligibility of those who will be due a booster are:

  • All those aged 50 and above
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • Those who live in care homes
  • Those aged 16 and above with health conditions that put them at a higher risk of getting seriously ill with Covid-19
  • Those aged 16 and above who live with an immunosuppressed patient

There is to be AT LEAST 180 days (26 weeks) between your second dose and a booster dose so you will be contacted by the surgery either by text or call when you are due. You do no need to receive your booster vaccine at exactly 26 weeks, so you can book into any future clinic date that is available once you are invited. These clinics are open to patients of Brackley Medical Centre only.

Please see the chart below as to when you will be due your booster vaccine and for the corresponding clinic dates you will be able to book into.

Date of 2nd dose Clinic dates
On or before 8th May 2021 Sat 6th / Sun 7th Nov
On or before 15th May 2021 Sat 13th / Sun 14th Nov
On or before 22nd May 2021 Sat 20th / Sun 21st Nov
On or before 29th May 2021 Sat 27th / Sun 28th Nov

You will not see all of these dates available at once as we have to await stock information before building the clinics, however our aim is to have 2-3 clinic dates available at any one time.

Receiving your vaccine after contracting Covid-19

You can have the vaccine 28 days after you had a positive test for COVID-19 or 28 days after your symptoms started, so you may need to wait.

Please rearrange any vaccine appointments you may have booked if within these 28 days.

Vaccinations for 16 and 17 year olds

Invites are being sent out, please follow the link to book your appointment. If you haven't received your invite and you are a patient at Brackley Medical Centre please feel free to phone us. 

If you would prefer to go to another walk-in clinic or would prefer a different vaccine (ie Moderna), you can find details of the nearest ‘grab a jab’ walk-in centre on the NHS online walk-in finder. The list of ‘grab a jab’ sites is being added to daily so if there is nothing that suits you to start with, please look again at a later date.

Under JCVI guidance 16 and 17-year-olds will currently be offered one dose of the vaccine only.

The National Booking Service (NBS) is currently only open to anyone aged 18 or over, and to people within three months of their 18th birthday.

Children aged 12 to 15

Children aged 12 and over who are clinically vulnerable to COVID will be contacted by the NHS and invited for their vaccine. Those who are eligible include those with Down’s syndrome, or undergoing many cancer treatments, have had organ or bone marrow transplants or who are on the learning disability register. The COVID vaccine will also be offered to children aged 12 years and over who live with someone who is immunosuppressed, such as those receiving chemotherapy or who have had a transplant. Please note we will not be vaccinating this age group at BMC.  Parents of children in this age group will be sent details of how and when their child will be vaccinated.

For FAQs please click here.

Covid infection control policies

PLEASE NOTE: From 19 July all people entering Brackley Medical Centre and Lowick Pharmacy will STILL be expected to wear a mask or face covering (unless they are exempt), maintain social distancing and use hand-sanitiser.  Clinical staff will continue to wear PPE. This is to ensure the safety of patients and staff. 

Free Lateral Flow Tests

Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing.

You can order 2 packs (14 tests in total) at a time from the Government website https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests or by calling 119 is you cannot use the online service.

The aim of the tests is to help identify positive cases in asymptomatic people and thereby break the chain of transmission. Having a negative test result will help reassure you that it is safe to visit friends and relatives outdoors. 

Once you have completed your test you will need to register your results online at https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result or by calling 119.

Should you test positive you will need to book a PCR test https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test 

Updated 11/11/21

Attending Brackley Medical Centre

If you require medical advice, please call 01280 702436:

  • In most cases you will be be booked in for a telephone assessment with one of our clinicians. 
  • If a face-to-face appointment is necessary, you will be advised what to do.

Please can we ask all patients to phone the surgery with any queries and not enter the building unless advised to do so.

Only patients with face to face appointments should come into the surgery.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.