Exact Kent Covid case numbers this month and how to get spring vaccine

Booster jabs are available to the must vulnerable, including over 75s and those with weekend immune systems
Booster jabs are available to the must vulnerable, including over 75s and those with weekend immune systems -Credit:Victoria Jones-Pool/Getty Images

New data has shown exactly which areas of Kent have seen the highest number of COVID cases over the last month. This information comes as the NHS is urging those who are vulnerable and at risk to get their spring booster vaccinations.

Anyone who is over 75, or older than six months with a weakened immune system, is entitled to the free top-up jab between April and June. Residents of care homes for older adults are also entitled to the spring vaccination.

Those with the highest risk will be called for the jab first, with the booster to be given around six months after the last dose. It can in some instances however be given as soon as three months after the previous booster.

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A person turning 75 between April and June will not have to wait until their birthday until they are eligible for the jab. They will simply be able to attend when they are called for their vaccination.

The latest update from the UK Health Security Agency adds: “You will be given a booster dose of a vaccine made by Pfizer or Moderna and approved in the UK. These vaccines have been updated since the original vaccines and target a different COVID-19 variant.

“These updated vaccines boost protection well, and give slightly higher levels of antibody against the more recent strains of COVID-19 (Omicron). As we cannot predict which variants of COVID-19 will be circulating this spring and summer, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have concluded that the vaccine used in the later weeks of the autumn 2023 programme should be used.”

The NHS spring Covid-19 booster vaccination campaign is underway
The NHS spring Covid-19 booster vaccination campaign is underway -Credit:PA

Appointments can be booked online, on the NHS app, by talking to your local NHS service, such as GPs, or talking to your care home. Walk-in appointments will also be available, details of exactly where these will run in Kent can be found below.

Anyone who has not yet had either of their first two doses of the vaccine, or the third dose for those with a weakened immune system, are urged to book their jabs during the seasonal campaign. The UK Health Security Agency has also advised anyone who is eligible but has missed earlier boosters to get a dose this spring.

The latest government data shows that in the month period to Thursday, April 25, Kent has seen a total of 45 new COVID cases. During this period, the highest number of new cases were reported on April 3, with six instances of COVID were recorded. Find out how many cases were reported in your local area during this period below.

Kent COVID cases

Local authority

Number of COVID cases, March 25 - April 25









Folkestone and Hythe














Tonbridge and Malling


Tunbridge Wells


Kent pharmacies offering spring COVID-19 vaccination walk-in services

It is advised to check the walk-in availability at your preferred pharmacy on the day of your visit. This can be done here.

  • Borough Green Pharmacy - 42 High St, Borough Green, Sevenoaks TN15 8BJ

  • Bryant Road Pharmacy - 59-61 Bryant Rd, Rochester ME2 3EP

  • Cairns Chemist - 51 London Rd, Buckland, Dover CT17 0SP

  • Field Pharmacy - 11 Old Rd, East Peckham, Tonbridge TN12 5AS

  • Golf Road Pharmacy - 37 Golf Rd, Deal CT14 6PY

  • Guildhall Pharmacy - 110 Guildhall St N, Folkestone CT20 1ES

  • Hobbs Pharmacy - 1 Bower Mount Rd, Maidstone ME16 8AX

  • Hobbs Pharmacy - Wells Court, Wells Rd, Rochester ME2 2PW

  • Hobbs Pharmacy - 1 River Lawn Rd, Tonbridge TN9 1EP

  • Hobbs Pharmacy - Holmesdale Rd, South Darenth, Dartford DA4 9AF

  • Iwade Pharmacy - Iwade Village Centre, Unit D & E, The St, Iwade, Sittingbourne ME9 8SH

  • Karsons Pharmacy - 69-71 City Way, Rochester ME1 2BA

  • Leysdown Pharmacy - 9a Leysdown Rd, Leysdown-on-Sea, Sheerness ME12 4RE

  • Link Pharmacy - 88A King St, Maidstone ME14 1BH

  • Nb Pharmacy Ltd - 44 Old Rd W, Gravesend DA11 0LJ

  • Osbon Pharmacy - 17 Duncan Rd, Gillingham ME7 4LA

  • Osbon Pharmacy - 1A Railway St, Gillingham ME7 1XF

  • Pierremont Pharmacy - 73 High St, Broadstairs CT10 1NQ

  • Queen Street Pharmacy - 17 Queen St, Deal CT14 6ET

  • Ramsgate Pharmacy - 3-5 King St, Ramsgate CT11 8NN

  • Saxan Warrior Pharmacy - The Square, Lenham, Maidstone ME17 2PG

  • White Cliffs Pharmacy - 141 Folkestone Rd, Dover CT17 9SG

  • Vision Pharmacy - 4, 12A Defiant Cl, Hawkinge, Folkestone CT18 7SU

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