Covid-19 Vaccinations

Spring Boosters at Coastal Medical Partnership

People aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those with weakened immune systems will be offered a spring booster of Covid-19 vaccine which will be given 26 weeks (6 months) from your previous covid vaccination.

Vaccinations will be at the  New Milton Health Centre from 6 April and you will shortly be invited to book.

Please wait for your invitation to book, our booking line will be open from 08:30 – 13:00, Monday to Friday 01425 611 788

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1058449/UKHSA-12308-COVID-19-spring-booster-guide-for-over-75s.pdf

Updated 11th March 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 News Update 22/2/22

As you may be aware, the Prime Minister has announced that all Covid restrictions will end on Thursday 24 February 2022.

However, please note that we do not yet know how this will be implemented in Healthcare settings. Therefore please continue to:

- Wear a face covering/mask in the surgery

- Keep a social distance when in the surgery

- Arrive no longer than 5 minutes before your appointment time

- Avoid attending for routine care if you have covid

- Inform us if you have covid symptoms or are covid positive prior to your face to face appointment

 

Please help us to keep all patients and staff safe, especially the clinically vulnerable who still face greater risk if they contract covid

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Covid Vaccination Text Invitations and Bookings

When it is your turn to receive a Covid-19 Vaccination you will now receive an SMS text with a link that enables you to book your appointment online. 

To the right you can see pictorial examples of:

  1. The text you will receive 
  2. Your Booking Confirmation

For the link to work, please ensure your phone is connected to Wifi or 4G. Alternatively you can copy the link and input to your Tablet or Desktop PC internet browser. 

Should you be unable to make your booking online you can call the number in the text and we can get you booked in.

If you do not have your mobile number logged with us, we will contact you by e mail, land line or letter. 

You will receive a separate text for your 2nd Vaccination.

Updated 13th May 2021

Covid Vaccination Text Booking Invitation
Covid Vaccination Text Booking Invitation

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

Children and NHS APP

Currently:

The NHS App is available to a child over the age of 13 years.

A digital Covid-19 Travel Pass and a QR Code is not currently available to under 16's. However a paper Covid-19 Travel Pass (valid for 30 days) is being rolled out to 12-15 year olds who have had 2 vaccines and can be requested by calling 119. Please have your child's NHS number to hand when you call:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nhs-covid-pass-for-12-15-year-olds-for-international-travel

Foreign Countries each have their own entry requirements for children, this is often a negative PCR test.

If your child has had Covid-19 within 90 days prior to travel, they are unable to do a PCR test as this may give a ‘false positive’ result. You may be asked to provide a ‘Covid-19 Certificate of Recovery’. This is available from private medical companies, much the same way as travellers purchase a private PCR test.

Our GP's do NOT provide these certificates or letters for travel. Our role is to deliver the vaccines.

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

 Updated 11/01/2022

For International Travel - Your Name On Your Covid Pass Must Match Your Passport!

Please check that the name on your passport matches how it is displayed by the NHS COVID PASS in good time before you plan to travel. If the names are different (check middle names, married and maiden names) you will need to update your details with us.

The quickest and simplest way to do this is via our online services 'SystmOnline'.  Login and go to 'Account' and 'Change Contact Details'. Type in your name that matches your passport and click 'Submit New Contact Details'. 

If you do not have access to SystmOnline you may contact us in the following ways and you will need to allow 2 weeks for your amendments to be administered:

  1. You may use eConsult 'Administrative Help' but please note we are only expected to make a response to your query within 48 hours and not to 'resolve' it in that time frame.
  2. You may post your request for a name change, with your date of birth and address, to your usual surgery. 

 Updated 16th 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