Latest COVID Information
You can book you COVID vaccination directly by calling 119 or via the national booking system at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ Please do not hold for reception as they are unable to book or cancel an appointment for you.
Proof of COVID Vaccination status.
People living in England who have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine can demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status for international travel.
People can prove their vaccination status through the NHS COVID Pass service:
You will need to register with NHS login for the digital services.
(If you cannot access online services, and are due to travel abroad in the near future, you can call 119 to request a letter that will provide evidence of your vaccination status).
Requesting a letter via the NHS website
Patients can request a letter via the NHS Website which can take up to 5 working days from the date of receiving a full course of the vaccine before the system is updated.
The letter can take up to 5 working days to reach the patient.
Patients whom have had their vaccinations abroad
Please email a copy or proof of the vaccination information to firstname.lastname@example.org and our admin team will update your records. We can ONLY add the information to your electronic medical records and NOT the national vaccination application. This means that the vaccination information will not show on the NHS app.
NHS England are looking into this and hopefully will have an update soon.
Last updated: 03/08/2021
Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus.
The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains.
You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
We offer ‘at risk’ groups the flu vaccine at a certain time each year to protect you against the flu virus.
You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:
- over 65 years of age
- respiratory conditions, such as asthma (needing steroid inhaler or tablets), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
- heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease or heart failure
- being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
- chronic kidney disease
- liver disease, such as hepatitis
- neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- problems with your spleen, for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or taking medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
or belong to the following groups:
- receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- frontline health or social care workers
- If you have any queries please contact the surgery.
For more information please visit the websites below:
Flu and the Flu Vaccine – NHS Choices