COVID 2024 Spring Boosters

Mid Dorset PCN is not participating in the delivery of the 2024 COVID Spring Booster programme. This means Cerne Abbas Surgery will also not be delivering these vaccinations this spring.

All patients aged over 75 are eligible to receive a booster, and those under 75 and have a weakened immune system^ are also eligible. Appointments can be booked online using this link: Patients can also call 119, although please note there is no difference in the availability of appointments between both booking options.

Housebound patients will receive contact from Dorset HealthCare to arrange their vaccination. Please note the surgery has no direct contact with this team, so cannot find out when individual patients will be vaccinated.

^You may have a weakened immune system due to a health condition, treatment or medicine, including if you:

  • have ever had a blood cancer, such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma
  • have had an organ, bone marrow or stem cell transplant
  • have HIV (at any stage)
  • have a genetic disorder affecting your immune system
  • have certain medical treatments, such as steroid medicine (depending on your dose), certain antibody therapies, chemotherapy or radiotherapy (including those whose treatment ended up to 6 months ago)
  • take certain medicines that increase your risk of infection, such as azathioprine, dexamethasone, prednisolone, ciclosporin or mycophenolate (depending on your dose)
  • take long-term immunosuppressive treatment for conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, scleroderma and psoriasis