Covid vaccines

Boosters

Our proposed dates for Covid Booster Clinics are as follows:
 
Saturday the 23rd of October (GOING AHEAD)
Saturday the 13th of November
Saturday the 29th of November 
Please note these may be subject to change due to vaccine delivery.
 
The booster clinics are for patients who are 80 years and over, eligible patients with underlying health conditions aged 16-79, plus health and social care workers. You must have had your second covid vaccination six months ago to be able to have your booster vaccination. 
 
Our first covid booster clinic is now live and available to book into for Saturday October the 9th. This is for patients who have received their second vaccination six months ago or more. If you are eligible, you should have received a text message with a link allowing you to book a time and place convenient for you, and includes the larger vaccination sites. Alternatively, please call our dedicated covid line on 01409 255254 between the 10am-3pm to book in. Please be patient with our staff as the phone lines can be very busy and we will reach you as promptly as we can.

At a Practice level, we will not be co-administering the vaccines. Covid vaccines will be completed at Holsworthy Medical Centre, and flu vaccines will be given at your registered GP Practice. Additionally, we will only be completing Covid vaccines for patients aged 80+ and the Extremely Vulnerable patients who are are included in Phase 1 of the Booster Program. This decision has been made due to pressure on staff and increased daily workload. Each Practice will decide individually how they wish to administer the flu vaccines. We are announcing this decision to reduce uncertainty and to allow time to plan our clinics to the best of our ability. 

For further information please go to Covid Booster FAQs

 

Covid vaccines at Holsworthy

Holsworthy is our hub site offering Covid vaccines to the local area. This is for patients registered at Holsworthy, Hatherleigh, Stratton, Neetside and Bradworthy surgeries. We are no longer providing first doses. If you still require a first dose, please call 119 to book at a Mass Vaccination Site or go on-line: MAKE A BOOKING 

 

 

Errors with your vaccinations

Vaccinations given here

If there is an error with your vaccine records and it was given by us, please call 01409 255254 and tell us about this issue. We can amend the error the same day, which will update on the national system within 24 hours. 

Vaccines given elsewhere

We are unable to change vaccine records completed elsewhere. If you have an issue with a record that was given at a different site, please contact that site to have any errors amended. If you are unable to contact the site who gave you the vaccine, please do contact us. We might be able to get in touch with NHS Colleagues at other sites to have records amended. We will need details of your vaccines, including location, date, vaccine type and batch number. Having a record amended can take a long time, so please be patient with us. Once the record is amended, it will take 24 hours to update on the national system. 

Vaccines given in other parts of the UK should soon be flowing into the English NHS System soon. At the start of August, there will also be a central team set up to take all vaccination entry queries, but there is not confirmed date yet. 

NHS Covid Pass

The NHS Covid Pass can be found on your NHS App. If you have vaccine records, or a positive test to Covid, you can receive a Covid Pass. This is to be used when travelling, and may be used for more in the future (events, nightclubs etc). The NHS Covid Pass is seperate to our clinical system, so if there is a technical issue we are unable to help. Please dial 119 if there is an issue with your Covid Pass. 

For those who had their vaccines abroad we are unable to link your vaccine to the Covid Pass. There is an update that is planned for later this year to pick up vaccines in medical records as well as those given on site. We do not know when this is going to happen. In preperation, we are able to put vaccines given abroad onto your medical record. This will not be picked up until the update. We have also been told there is work being completed to form a national team to deal with any queries regarding this, but we have no further information on this yet. 

If you need a paper vaccine record, please call 119. We are unable to supply any form of Covid Pass.