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NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme is now underway in the UK. All of our eligible patients will receive an invitation to be vaccinated. Please do not call the Practice to make an appointment as we cannot make Covid vaccination bookings. Further information about the vaccine and the priority patient groups is available through the following link  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

2nd Vaccinations

You will will be sent a link on your mobile to book your second vaccination  a week before it is due. We cannot give more notice as delivery dates need confirmation .Please keep us updated of any change to your mobile telephone number. Please do not ask for the vaccine to be given earlier than 12 weeks as the supply is controlled and this would cause  delays for other patienst. We have no further information at present  about vaccination certificates 

 

NHS GUIDANCE:

The Government and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation ( JCVI ) announced on Friday ( 14 th May 2021 ) that second dose appointments will be brought forward from 12 to 8 weeks for those aged 50 and over and who have yet to received theirs.. Nobody needs to contact the NHS

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status - Information Update from the UK Government

For confirmation of your covid vaccination please use the NHS app. This will allow you to share your vaccination status.

 

Alternatively, you can request a letter confirming your vaccine status from 119. Please call them and ask.

 

The GP practice will not be in a position to provide proof of your vaccination status and we have now been informed that letters from GP practice's will not be accepted at the border.
For more information, please see the below link.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/

Through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. It is recommended that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) 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. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Further information can be found on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

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