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Covid-19 booster jabs for personal assistants working with direct payments


Frontline health and social care workers and Personal Assistants who were prioritised in Phase 1 of the vaccination programme, remain a priority group to receive the booster vaccination.

National guidance is that the Covid-19 booster vaccine is offered no earlier than six months after your second dose, for example, if you had your second vaccination on 23 March 2021, you can receive your booster from 23rd September 2021. Please take this into account when scheduling your appointment.

How to book your appointment

You can book an appointment using the inhealthcare app.

Once you have registered, you will be sent a link by email to access the available clinics. If there are no booking slots available, please keep checking the system as new ones will be added all the time.

There are several hundred slots available every day, however, as more people are at the six months point at which they can have the booster, it's understandable that the booking system may be busy. Slots are currently only available up to around a week in advance so please wait until you're almost at six months from your second dose before booking.

If you have not yet had a Covid-19 vaccination, do consider come for a booster. You can book a 1st or 2nd dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine through the inhealthcare app.

What you need at the appointment

At your appointment, you need to show evidence that you've had the previous two doses, and the dates on which you had them. You can either bring the vaccination status card or, you can download the NHS app which lists your vaccination status and dates. If you don't have either of these, checks can be made in clinic, though this will likely mean a longer wait.

You will also need to show evidence that you are a frontline health and social care staff member. Suitable proof of employment includes a photographic ID badge, a recent payslip or a recent letter from your employer (dated in the last three months).

Clinics run by County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

County Hall, Durham

Booster vaccine clinics are available at County Hall, Durham, seven days a week. Clear signage is in place and parking is available.

The clinics are situated above the occupational health department. As the clinics are accessed by stairs, anyone with mobility issues can request a vaccine to be given on the ground floor in the County Hall occupational health department. If this applies to you, you'll need to arrange this in advance of your appointment by contacting cddft.covid19vaccination@nhs.net or 03000 268 936. Please note that this phone number is not a booking line, it is for issues and queries only.

Darlington Memorial Hospital

Booster vaccine clinics are available from Hollies Restaurant, Darlington Memorial Hospital, from Thursday to Monday. There is no clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Mass vaccination sites

If you are unable to attend either place, you will be able to access an NHS: book or manage your coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination for Covid boosters. Please take note of the evidence that you will need to provide at your appointment.

Consent form

You will need to complete a consent form to be able to receive your vaccination, forms will be available in clinics. You will also need your NHS number, which can be found on your booking email, NHS app or hospital letters.