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Orpington vaccine update

Updated: Feb 9, 2021


I wanted to update you on how the NHS is delivering coronavirus vaccinations across the Orpington constituency.

The vaccine is being offered at the Princess Royal University Hospital and vaccination centres run by GPs.

The NHS will contact you when it is your turn to receive the vaccine. Do not miss your booked appointments.

The plan

The NHS is currently offering vaccinations to people most at risk from coronavirus. The priority list is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

In the first phase, the top four priority groups will be vaccinated by mid-February. This includes:

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults

  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers

  3. All those 75 years of age and over

  4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)

In the second phase, the fifth to ninth priority groups will be vaccinated by May. This includes:

  1. All those 65 years of age and over

  2. Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group

  3. All those 60 years of age and over

  4. All those 55 years of age and over

  5. All those 50 years of age and over

The final phase is a mass vaccination programme which will offer the jab to the rest of the population by autumn.

Vaccination invites

The NHS will invite you - by phone or letter - to book a vaccination appointment when it's your turn.

The NHS may not contact you straight away, so please be patient.

If you have a concern or trouble booking your vaccine, please email me at UPDATE: Anyone aged 70 and over who has not yet had their jab, and would like to, can contact the NHS to arrange their appointment.

Local vaccine sites

The following locations will be administering vaccines to Orpington constituents:

The Princess Royal University Hospital will be offering and administering the vaccine to people who are or have been under its care.

Primary Care Networks have set up two vaccine centres run by GPs at Orpington Health & Wellbeing Centre and Community House in Bromley.

Working with the NHS, Bromley Council will open a mass vaccination centre in the Civic Centre in early March. The vaccine will also be offered at appropriate local pharmacy sites.

The NHS will also establish a roving service to vaccinate housebound people and those who cannot travel to a vaccine centre.

Mass vaccination sites The NHS is sending letters to Orpington residents in priority groups inviting them to get their jab at the Excel Centre or Epsom mass vaccination sites. If you cannot travel to this site, you can wait to be contacted by your GP's Primary Care Network to receive a jab locally. However, please be patient as this may take time.

Vaccine information

The Pfizer and Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccines are being rolled out locally. The jab you receive will depend on the vaccination site.

You can find more information about the vaccine on the NHS website.

Beware of vaccine scams

The vaccine will always be available free of charge. The NHS will never ask you to share bank details to confirm your identity or pay for a vaccine. If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge.

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting

More information

Our Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS South East London CCG, has published a short report explaining how it is administering the vaccine to people across the London Borough of Bromley. Read it in full here.


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Feb 03, 2021

I wonder whether your figures include Orpington residents who have been vaccinated at Guy’s and St. Thomas‘s. Appointments were bookable by phone, one stop, 20min train journey on almost empty train. Safe speedy and efficient process. This must surely lift some of the pressure on local services.


Jan 22, 2021

After my bleat earlier 30 mins later I got the call to have the jab, my wife did as well amazing co-incidence.

I still retain my doubts about the efficiency of the SELondon CCG it seems to be just another management layer.


Andy Herbert
Andy Herbert
Jan 22, 2021

Just wanted to add to the above - I took my mum yesterday and they were fantastic- can see the huge mission they have on - but they did a fantastic job / we need to give them all the support we can snd get behind them by sticking to lockdown and help the NHS - the are amazing


Jan 22, 2021

The PRU is not offering vaccinations and it seems only the Orpingtion Wellbeing centre is available. I found out that the NHS have put me on the list to be invited. The Local GP is not releasing invites until there is availability of slots at Orpington.

Where else can we go. The excel centre is not an option due to its location which requires a lot of public transport and route changes, not good for social distancing etc.

The SELondon CCG is not doing a good job as we are at onlt 43% over 80's. The worst in the capital. I am likely to get my jab when the rest of the country is doing the 65+.

As our MP…


Jan 18, 2021

Hi great to hear it’s going well and efficiently- I just wondered my dad is over 80 and bed bound after having stroke and me and my mum help to get him out of bed and in a wheel chair and put him back to bed - we’ve stopped because they are shielding - Aldi they move houses in 3 weeks so I’m worried about the extra exposure - they live in Orpington


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