Covid Booster Vaccinations
The Government has recently announced the 2023 Covid-19 Autumn Booster Vaccination Programme. The eligible patient population are:
- adults aged 75 years and over
- residents in a care home for older adult
- individuals aged 5 years and over who are immunosuppressed, as defined in tables 3 or 4 in the COVID-19 chapter of the Green Book
The Dorset Vaccination Service continues to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone needing a first and second primary dose and seasonal boosters to those eligible. Please book via the National Booking Service – most sites are appointment only, for information regarding potential walk-in clinic opportunity in your area please visit find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site.
Please note the phone number and email address of the patient helpline for this programme is as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07552 007714.
We are not undertaking covid booster vaccinations, so please do not contact the surgery regarding covid vaccination appointments as we do not have any influence over the allocation of appointments or vaccination centres.
If you are eligible and wish to book your vaccination, you will need to contact 119 to arrange this or click on the link below to access the National Booking Service.
National Booking Service Link
Your GP is currently not able to provide you with a COVID Vaccination Certificate or a Vaccination Passport. Your vaccine history should now be visible on the NHS App. If you have a smartphone or tablet you can find details of all your vaccinations including COVID by registering on the NHS App using the link below. You will also have access to your medical history and be able to manage your prescriptions online.
“NHS App – NHS” www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app
Are you travelling abroad and need proof of covid-19 vaccination status ?
Gov.uk says GPs cannot provide letters showing your Covid-19 vaccination status.
These are the current options
Do you have a smartphone or iPad/Tablet ?
No smartphone or smart device ?
No devices ?
No Internet ?
You can download the NHS App.
Get started here NHSApp
There also a YouTube Quick Guide to getting started.
You can use the NHS App via a computer or laptop.
Get Started Here at NHS App Online
From 17th May
Call NHS 119 and they will be able to post a letter to you. You will need to provide details of the country you are travelling to for this.
See Gov.uk Demonstrating your Covid-19 Status when travelling abroad