Covid-19 Vaccinations

Covid Boosters and Flu - Autumn 2022

We will be inviting our eligible patients in for their Covid booster and/or flu vaccinations with appointments from 21st September 2022. We are still awaiting final confirmation from the NHS to confirm eligibility dates for the different age groups. Invitations will go out shortly, and for those receiving emailed or text invites you will be able to book an appointment directly from the link in the message.

We will be contacting those patients without mobiles or e-mail by phone or letter. 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, and also how our housebound patients will be vaccinated this autumn.

All our main Covid and Flu clinics will be held in our Vaccination Centre at the New Milton Health Centre, Spencer Road, New Milton. Flu vaccines will also be available at all our surgery sites, and available there if you are attending an appointment for other reasons across the autumn.

We look forward to welcoming you in the Autumn.

Updated 04/08/22

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

Systmonline and NHS App

You can register for our online services called 'Systmonline' by contacting us. When we receive your request, we will send you a username and password for Systmonline (as well as an Account ID, Passphrase and ODS code which you can use for third party apps such as Airmid or the NHS app.) Log into Systmonline and you will be prompted to change your password to something more memorable. Once in to Systmonline, we recommend you apply straight away for your 'Detailed Coded Record' and 'Full Clinical Record' by going to 'Account' and then 'Manage Online Services' and clicking 'Add' next to 'Detailed Coded Record' and 'Full Clinical Record'.

Once you have received notice from the practice that you have been allocated access to your 'Detailed Coded Record' and 'Full Clinical Record' you may wish to download the NHS App which will link to your medical records and you can obtain your Covid-19 Pass from the App.

Updated 3rd August 2021

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