COVID-19 Information

Vaccination Certification Certificates

We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice. Please see the Gov.uk website for further information. Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS app, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions. Alternatively, 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 14 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

 

If you have had your COVID-19 vaccinations abroad we are able to add this to your GP surgery record. Please bring your proof of vaccination to the surgery. Unfortunately vaccinations that have been given abroad will not be available for Vaccination Certificates and will not display on your NHS App, this is something that NHS England are working on.  

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

 Covid-19 Booster vaccinations for our patients are being provided from our surgery:

  • Halling Medical Practice, Ferry Rd, Halling ME2 1NP

There will be home visits arranged for housebound patients. Please read the questions and answers below about our local vaccination service. Our phone lines are currently very busy; please help us to keep lines open for people needing to make appointments for other health matters.

 

How will I know when I am due to have my booster vaccine?

The booster vaccines will be delivered in order of priority, in the same way that the first vaccines were delivered, starting with Cohort 1. Booster vaccines will be given 6 months after your second COVID vaccine and the surgery will send you an invite at this time.

How are you contacting people to invite them for a vaccine?

Via text message, telephone call or letter.

If I cannot attend an appointment what should I do?

If you have received and accepted an invitation for a Covid-19 vaccine we would strongly encourage you to prioritise coming to the appointment. If for unavoidable reasons you cannot make it, please call 01634 240238 to cancel so that we can invite someone else.

What if i haven't had my 1st or 2nd Covid vaccination yet?

If you still require your 1st or 2nd vaccine please call 119 to book an appointment. There are also pop up walk in clinics available, you can find details of these online. 

How are you supporting patients with dementia to get vaccinated?

We will make an extra effort to contact patients with dementia directly and through known carers.

Is there transport available for getting to the vaccine clinic?

We would ask that anyone who does not have their own transport tries to arrange a lift with a friend or relative. If that is not possible patients can call the NHS Volunteer Responders Service on 0808 196 3382 to get help with transport for their appointment.

https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHSreferral