Covid-19 Vaccinations

Covid and Flu Vaccines - Autumn 2022

We are now in full throws of vaccinating our patients within our vaccination clinic. Please note we are NOT a walk in centre so you will need to book an appointment with us.

We are continuing to send out invites so please don't worry if you have not heard from us.... we will be in touch soon.

For our housebound patients, we will be in contact with you soon about your vaccination with our District Nurse Team, please don't contact our reception teams as they won't be able to give you anymore information at the moment.

We understand that the NHS letters our patients have received can be confusing so please wait for your invite from Coastal Medical Partnership and you can have your vaccination with us locally in New Milton.

We are hearing that a lot of travel companies require Covid boosters to travel. This is incorrect information and the government guidance is that you need to be fully vaccinated with the first 2 Covid doses and your 1st Covid booster (which is typically within 9 months from the 2nd dose.) Please check with your travel company or the gov.uk web site as requirements change.

We will be contacting those patients without mobiles or e-mail by phone or letter from the surgery. Please do not call our reception teams directly to book Covid or flu appointments, as their busy phone lines need to be kept clear for normal operations. To help this, we will also publish details of our reopening ‘Covid/Flu Telephone Booking Line’ shortly.

All our main Covid and Flu clinics will be held in our 'Vaccination Centre' at New Milton Health Centre, Spencer Road, New Milton BH25 6EN. Flu vaccines will also be available at all our surgery sites.

We look forward to welcoming you to our vaccination clinic soon.

Updated 23/09/22

Booking Your Vaccination Online

Trying to book vaccination appointment on line?

We have created this (low budget!) video to show you how to book your vaccination appointment on line either from your phone or e-mail.

Watch the video to the right ➡

The message you will receive will notify you of the date to book your vaccination from so please select that week when you click on the link.

We hope this helps you to book your vaccination with us.

Updated 23/08/22

Travelling Abroad?

Then please check the Foreign travel advice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) site or your travel company for the most up to date information around covid vaccination status.

For most countries the following will apply ‘If you have received a booster, you are considered fully vaccinated’ As an example for travelling to  France the latest guidance states

‘If you have received a booster, you are considered fully vaccinated for entry into France. There is currently no expiry date for booster jabs.

If you are aged 18 and over and have not received a booster, but have received two doses of a vaccine approved for use by France, then no more than 9 months must have passed since your second dose, to qualify as fully vaccinated’

Please check with the gov.uk site or your travel company before you travel as guidance is always changing. Please note we  are currently unable to offer covid vaccines as a travel vaccine.

Updated 7/7/22

Covid Pass for Children

Parents and guardians can now request a digital NHS COVID Pass for travel for children aged 5 to 11. This provides a record of the child’s vaccinations and proof of a positive COVID-19 NHS PCR test in the past 180 days. Travel letters for 5-11 year olds who have received a full primary course of a COVID-19 vaccination, as well as recovery letters showing proof of a positive COVID-19 NHS PCR test in the past 180 days for this age group, are already available.
Digital passes can be requested by parents or legal guardians via the NHS website. They will need to have access to either the mobile phone number or email address on the child’s GP record as it is not available via GP practices. Further details can be found on the GOV.UK guidance pages.

If you wish to have access to your child's (under 12's only) medical record via SystmOnline please contact our Reception Team.

Updated 29/07/2022

Vaccination Data Resolution Service and Overseas Vaccines Validation Service

Vaccination Data Resolution Service and Overseas Vaccines Validation Service

The NHS is encouraging people registered with a GP practice in England to check that their vaccination records are up to date, and to contact the Vaccination Data Resolution Service (VDRS) or the Overseas Vaccines Validation Service if their record isn’t showing correctly. This is through calling 119 and NOT your GP Surgery.

It’s important that records are accurate so the NHS can invite the right people at the right time, if vaccinations are due. It might also mean a hassle-free journey for those planning to use an NHS COVID Pass to travel abroad.

Everyone over 12 who has had a COVID-19 vaccination in England can view their record using the NHS COVID Pass web pages Getting a digital NHS COVID Pass - NHS (www.nhs.uk) or, for those over 13, through the NHS App.

If a member of the public had their vaccinations in England but there is an error on their record, or they have a missing or incomplete record, they should call 119 and ask to be referred to the VDRS. The VDRS will then aim to contact them within 5 working days. Please note they need to be registered with an English GP practice to use this service.

Anyone intending to use their NHS COVID Pass for travel purposes is encouraged to check their COVID pass status before booking. If their record isn’t showing correctly, they should call 119.

An NHS COVID Pass cannot be gained through the VDRS or the Overseas Vaccines Validation Service but instead needs to be accessed via the NHS COVID Pass web pages or via the NHS app.

Updated 7th March 2022

 

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Proving Covid Vaccination For Travel

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Some patients have experienced side-effects from the COVID-19 vaccinations.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is encouraging patients to report these side effects using the Yellow Card self-reporting scheme to do this.

Follow the link to their website by clicking on the 'Yellow Card' image 

Updated 13th May 2021