Community Vaccination

COVID Booster Vaccination Programme - Updated 18th April 2024

The COVID-19 spring booster vaccination campaign has started.

Seasonal COVID Booster Vaccinations are being offered for all eligible patients in the Crane Valley Primary Care Network of GP Practices. These are

  • The Barcellos Family Practice
  • The Cranborne Practice (including Lake Road Surgery)
  • Verwood Surgery
  • West Moors Village Surgery 

You may be offered a spring COVID-19 vaccine from April 2024 if you:

  • are aged 75 years old or over *
  • live in a care home for older adults
  • are aged 12 or over and have a weakened immune system.

* This includes people who turn 75 years old by 30 June 2024 who will be eligible for a vaccination at any point in the campaign. People who are admitted to an older adult care home or become immunosuppressed by 30 June are also eligible.

You will be contacted if your NHS record suggests you may be eligible for a seasonal spring COVID-19 vaccine.

For guidance for people whose immune system means they are at higher risk please visit the Gov.UK website for more information by following this link>>

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Spring COVID booster vaccination arrangements

If you are in one of the eligible groups and are aged 12 and over, you can take up the offer of a seasonal vaccine at the Crane Valley Community Vaccination Centre.

Older adult care home patients and eligible housebound patients are being managed as a prioritiy.   

Patients aged 75 or over and those aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed due to disease or treatment can take up the offer of an appointment at our drive-through clinics at the Community Vaccination Centre in Verwood.  Clinics are offered on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. 

Eligible patients with a mobile phone registered with their practice have been contacted with details of how to book an appointment.

However, over 75s and adults who are at risk ue to a weakened immune can now book a slot at our drive-through Community Vaccination Centre next door to Lake Road Surgery through the National Booking System. 

Follow this link to check and book COVID-19 booster vaccination>>

About the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.

The NHS England website is regularly updated and maintains the latest information about who can get a COVID-19 vaccine, the types of COVID-19 vaccines available and information on standards of safety quality and effectiveness.  Visit the NHS England Coronavirus vaccines web page for more information by following this link:>>


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the Crane Valley PCN logo, the words Community Vaccination Centre is located at 131 Newtown Road Verwood BH31 6EH (Next to the Lake Road Surgery)

Booked your appointment for a COVID vaccination?

Follow this link for more information for patients attending the Crane Valley PCN Community Vaccination Centre:>>

December 2021 saw the launch of a new vaccination centre led by GP Practices within the Crane Valley Primary Care Network (PCN). The Crane Valley PCN vaccination site enabled GP practices in the area to accelerate the delivery of booster vaccines to local patients.

Since then, site staff have delivered thousands of doses to the local community. 

The Community Vaccination centre is located at 131 Newtown Road, Verwood  BH31 6EH, and is based in the bungalow nextdoor to Lake Road surgery. 

Surgeries in the Network offer a range of Vaccinations, including seasonal flu, routinely provided to adults, young people and children.  Contact your GP surgery directly about vaccines other than for COVID.  Please visit individual surgery websites for more information on vaccinations offered.

Why is my recent COVID vaccination not showing on my NHS COVID pass?

The NHS COVID pass closed on 4 December 2023, as vaccination status no longer needs to be demonstrated domestically or for international travel and the pass is no longer needed.

Most patients can see this information in their GP health record on the NHS App within the 'Check Your Covid-19 Vaccine Record' section within the 'Your Health' icon. 

The NHS App continues to provide a simple and secure way for people to access a range of NHS services. Please be aware that travel restrictions and requirements can change, you should stay up to date with the latest information from the relevant authorities when planning your international travel.

More information relating to entry requirements can be obtained from the Foreign Office Travel Advice website - Foreign travel advice - GOV.UK (

A hand holding a smartphone with the NHS App