Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

Foundry Healthcare Lewes is privileged to have been one of the first GP sites in East Sussex to offer the Covid-19 Vaccine.

Appointments are to be made by invitation only. Those eligible patients will be contacted by text, with a request to accept, decline or defer their appointment within 24hours. For those who do not have the facility to receive texts, contact will be made by telephone.

Please ensure we have the correct contact details for you. If you need to update your details please do so via our contact form.

Patients due their 2nd/3rd dose will be contacted in the same way as their previous vaccine(s). Please be patient with us, we will be in touch as soon as we know when your vaccine is due for delivery.

We are now beginning to invite patients eligible for their Covid-19 booster. We are concentrating on our ‘at risk’ patients as per NHS guidelines. This part of the vaccination programme is running alongside this year Flu programme. See here for further information.

Health and Social Care workers are to book their Covid-19 booster through the NHS national booking service.

We are currently inviting:

  • Patients aged 12-17years who have an increased risk of serious illness from COVID infection
  • Patients who require a 2nd dose
  • Patients with a weakened Immune System for a 3rd dose (note: this is not offered as part of the Covid-19 Booster Programme)
  • Patients Aged 8oyears+ for both Covid Booster and Flu Vaccine

Please do not call the surgery, we will contact you with an invitation to book your vaccine. 

If you have previously declined the vaccine and wish to reconsider; or you are 16years + and have not received invitation from us, or the National Booking Servicewe ask that you contact us via email:

E. esxccg.foundrycovidvaccineenquiries@nhs.net.

Please include your name, date of birth, and your clinical details (If considered to be Clinically Vulnerable).

Alternatively you may wish to attend one of the many local walk in clinics set up by the NHS, look here to find your nearest walk in clinic.

Patient Vaccine Queries

Alongside the complex organisation and administration of our vaccine clinics, our staff and resources are needed to provide day to day NHS primary care services, including urgent care, to our patients.

We ask that in the first instance patients seek information about the vaccine via the following methods:

  • Our Website (Read on for further information & updates)
  • Covid Vax Facts – A website designed to help answer your Covid Vaccine questions
  • Sussex Health and Care Partnerships’s FAQs
  • Covid-19 Vaccine: FACT CHECK 
  • NHS.co.uk

We ask that you do not call the surgery if you cannot find the information you require. Please email our team who will get back to you as soon as they can.

E: esxccg.foundrycovidvaccineenquiries@nhs.net  

We thank all our patients and their family members who have sent such overwhelming messages of support following their appointments.

A selection of these patient testimonials, alongside some very valuable patient feedback, are available for you to view here.

Patient Testimonials

These documents can be requested in other formats and languages, please send your request to us here.

This leaflet explains the what you should expect following your vaccination.

This document can be requested in other formats and languages, please send your request to us here.

 

We have received a number of enquiries about what people should be doing after their vaccination.

It is really important that everyone still continues to follow the government guidelines and take the simple steps to keep you and others safe.

This short film is a helpful reminder:

Hands, Face, Space

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