Bearsted Medical Practice

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Covid Vaccination Appointment Texts

To speed up the booking process we will be contracting patients where possible via text message. The message will identify itself as coming from the practice and have a link to book a Covid vaccination appointment.

There have been social media posts warning about scams, however the texts we are sending will identify Bearsted Medical Practice as the sender and are for free NHS Covid vaccination. There will never be an element that asks for any financial information. The only information required is your date of birth to confirm your identity.

If we do not have mobile telephone contact information we will be telephoning or writing to patients to offer the Covid vaccination. We will ensure that all of our eligible patients are offered a vaccination.

We will continue to follow NHS England guidelines on when each patient group is invited. For more information please see the government Covid vaccination information page https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adults/covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adults