COVID Information

 

 COVID VACCINATIONS 

We are receiving a high number of calls to the practice with regard to COVID vaccinations, this is preventing patients getting through to us with clinical issues, in view of this we are unable to take questions regarding COVID vaccinations over the phone.

 PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE PRACTICE BY PHONE WITH ANY QUERIES PLEASE EMAIL - nhsbsolccg.balsall.covid@nhs.net - putting the subject heading COVID VACCINATION

 Spring Booster Campaign - Starting 21 3 2022

This booster dose should be given around 6 months after the last vaccine dose to:

● adults aged 75 years and over

● residents in a care home for older adults, and

● individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed 

We will be contacting patients to arrange appointments

COVID vaccination status requests

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:

·       the NHS App which you can download from app stores

·       the NHS website www.nhs.uk

·       119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than five working days ago. It may take up to seven working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad

 Please see website:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

 

NHS Health App

For information regarding the NHS App please visit the following website:

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app/

Please note this app is not managed or updated by the Practice issues should be raised using

https://www.nhs.uk/contact-us/nhs-app-contact-us/

 

 

Find my NHS Number

To find you NHS number go to the following web address:

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/?fbclid=IwAR0-xS0C2pTwNtAnt5RyjWWxwDT5nn7qH8XHODrS4QPFYUwXqDVPH51_-34