COVID-19 information and advice

Following updated guidance, patients aged 40 years and over, or those aged 16 years and over with a health condition, will become eligible for a COVID-19 booster once they reach 3 months since receiving their 2nd COVID-19 vaccination.
 
If you are already due a booster dose and have not heard from us, please contact reception to be booked into one of our vaccination clinics.
 
At present, our last scheduled booster vaccination clinic is Thursday 16th December. Patients can also book a booster vaccination by visiting the NHS website or telephoning 119.

 

Find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination centre.

Please don't hesitate, when it's your turn to be vaccinated please do so as soon as possible. 

The NHS appreciates that at times the system can be busy and but be assured we will make sure everyone is offered the opportunity to be immunised so please keep trying. 

New clinics are being set up all the time at various locations including some community pharmacies so your patience is appreciated.

 
COVID-19 booster vaccination programme (Winter 2021/22)

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have published their advice on COVID-19 booster vaccinations.

Booster doses will use the Pfizer vaccine, regardless of which vaccine you were given first time around, and will be given here at the surgery. We are currently contacting eligible patients to book booster vaccination appointments. You can also contact us if you are eligible now and we can book you into one of our vaccination clinics. We will be offering patients their flu vaccination at the same time as a COVID-19 booster dose.


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Booster vaccinations have been added to the NHS COVID Pass from 19th November. You’ll be able to demonstrate that you’ve received a booster vaccination using the NHS COVID Pass via the NHS App and the NHS.UK website.
[Source and further information: GOV.UK]

  

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad or attending events ('COVID Pass')

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status allows you to show others that you’ve had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine when travelling abroad to some countries or territories. A full course is currently 2 doses of any approved vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccination status, or 'COVID Pass' is available to people who live in England. Currently, vaccinations need to have been given in England in order to generate a COVID Pass.

You can get your 'COVID Pass' in digital format (via the NHS app or the NHS website) or in paper format (by contacting 119). We at the surgery will not be able to provide letters as proof of COVID-19 vaccination status. Anyone requiring such proof will need to download the NHS app or call 119 for a letter.

The service went live on Monday 17th May. More information can be found by visiting the GOV.uk website or the NHS website.

 

Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests

Since 9th April, everyone in England has been able to access free, regular, rapid COVID-19 testing. Alongside the roll-out of the vaccine, regular testing is an essential part of the easing of restrictions, helping identify variants and stopping individual cases from becoming outbreaks. Anyone can now access free, rapid lateral flow tests for themselves and their families to use twice a week, in line with clinical guidance.

The following link will help you find where you can get rapid lateral flow tests locally - please click here.

 

General questions or queries

If you have any general questions or queries about the COVID vaccination programme, please visit the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group website which has a useful Frequently Asked Questions section which you can view here. This FAQ section is updated regularly.

 

Information about the COVID-19 vaccination

Further information can be found in the following useful documents or general vaccine information from the NHS, including the national booking system for eligible patients can be found here.
 

Information about the priority groups for COVID vaccinations, as detailed by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), can be found here.

COVID-19 vaccination - A guide for children and young people

COVID-19 vaccination – A guide to phase 2 of the programme

COVID-19 vaccination - A guide for older adults

COVID-19 vaccination - A guide to your vaccination



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