Coronavirus: Vaccine

 

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  • You must wear a mask to your Covid-19 vaccine appointment
  • For the safety of staff and all other patients we must insist that patients comply for the short time they are in the building
  • Please come alone to the appointment, where possible, and do not bring children with you

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

Covid-19 Booster Vaccinations 

In line with the Government’s announcement, the NHS is aiming to offer every eligible person the chance to book a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year. This means our practice is now prioritising the booster rollout.

As part of this, some of our routine services may be stood down temporarily to allow us to focus on protecting as many patients as possible.

We are still there for anyone who may need care for an urgent need, but would ask for patience and respect as we support this key national priority over the coming weeks. We hope to be able to stand back up any services as soon as possible and will update this page as soon as we know more.

Please don’t forget there are many services available for you, depending on your condition. These include:

  • Self-care – This is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as hangovers, coughs, colds, grazes, small cuts, norovirus or sore throats. Many of these can be treated at home, simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest.
  • Pharmacy – Pharmacists can give advice on and treat a range of symptoms. They can support you with things such as diarrhoea, earaches, painful coughs, sticky eyes, teething and rashes.
  • NHS 111 – You can access 111 online or via the telephone. This is for any urgent but non-life threatening health concerns. They will be able to signpost you to the relevant service and provide advice where appropriate or arrange for a healthcare professional to call you.
  • A&E / 999 – You should only attend A&E or dial 999 in a life-threatening emergency such as severe bleeding, breathing difficulties and severe chest pain.

Proof of vacciantion:

We are unable to offer you a certification of covid vaccination, a vaccination passport or a letter to prove you have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp.

The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

If the NHS app and/or the NHS covid pass does not accurately reflect your Covid-19 vaccination record the Vaccination Date Resolution Service (VDRS) aims to resolve missing or incorrect vaccination records for people vaccinated in England, Scotland or Wales who have a current NHS number and are registered with a GP Practice in England. Please call 119 and ask the call agent to make a referral to the VDRS team on your behalf. The VDRS team will then aim to call you back within 21 days. Please be aware that HMG can not assist with inacurate information on NHS app/covid pass. 

Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK

 

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