COVID Vaccination

Second Doses

As you may have heard, the Government have announced that we can now offer second doses at 8 weeks after the first, rather than the previous 11-12 weeks. The teams at the Selsey and Tangmere Centres have been working hard to reschedule their planned early June clinics and deliveries at short notice. They are now able to offer you some new dates, earlier than you may have been expecting.

Selsey will be open this Thursday 20th all day and next Wednesday 26th in the morning. Tangmere will be open Friday 21st in the afternoon & Saturday 22nd all day.

The clinics planned for early June at each centre are now cancelled.

If you received your first AstraZeneca vaccination at one of these centres you should be sent a text to book your second dose soon. If you don’t hear anything, please telephone 0333 370 4111 to book. Please share this information with anyone you think may be waiting.

Pfizer Vaccinations

These clinics have now delivered their final Pfizer vaccination.  If either:

  • you received your first Pfizer vaccination at one of these sites and are still awaiting your second, or
  • you received a first Pfizer vaccination elsewhere but have now moved into the area and are still awaiting your second,

please try to book this second Pfizer vaccination via the national booking service at  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or telephone 119.

If you are unable to book via the national booking service, please forward your contact details to sxccg.vaccineenquiries@nhs.net, explaining that you require a second Pfizer vaccination.

AstraZeneca Vaccinations

The Tangmere and Selsey centres are still running a limited number of AstraZeneca clinics.  If you received your first AstraZeneca vaccination at one of these centres and have not yet arranged your second, please telephone 0333 370 4111 to book.

Vaccinations for Under 40s

If you have already received your first Covid vaccination from the Tangmere Centre or Selsey Centre, and are awaiting your second, please follow the guidance above.

First Vaccinations

If you have not had your first vaccination but are currently eligible for the vaccine, please book this via the national booking service at  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or telephone 119.

If you are unable to book via the national booking service, please forward your contact details to sxccg.vaccineenquiries@nhs.net, explaining your circumstances and that you require a Covid vaccination. 

Please do not contact Selsey Medical Practice as we do not have the ability to book you into any of these clinics.

Vaccine “Passports”

As many people have now had their first or second doses of COVID 19-vaccine, we are being asked about proof of vaccination and “vaccine passports” for travel and access to events. The small cards issued at the time of vaccination are just a record and do not count as proof.

There is now a way of demonstrating evidence of your vaccination status via the NHS App:

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

(Search for “NHS App”)

The NHS App is separate to the NHS COVID-19 App, which is used for contact tracing.

We have tried this ourselves and found that once you have downloaded the App and registered (you will need your NHS Number to do this - which is on your vaccination card, and also be able to upload a picture of your photo ID and also a video of you so they can confirm it is you), you can view your vaccination status.

You can generate an IR code to show on your phone or download a pdf vaccination certificate which you can print out. If you don’t have access to the correct technology the webpage tells you alternative ways of how to register but these take longer. A message came up telling us to expect to wait up to 7 days but within a few minutes, we were registered and could see our status.

There is still no “vaccine passport”, but evidence of this vaccination status is what you will need at the moment to show you have had the vaccine.

The Government website suggests that “You can show your COVID-19 vaccination status as proof of your status when travelling abroad. Currently, there are not many countries that accept proof of vaccination. So, people will still need to follow other rules when travelling abroad, such as getting a negative pre-departure test.”

The NHS App is nothing to do with General Practice and the Practice are unable to provide help or technical support, however many GPs are reporting an increase in the number of calls about it because patients are now starting to think about travel etc.

If you need help with the NHS APP, please visit their website: 

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app/nhs-app-help-and-support/

Covid 19 Survivors' Group

Follow this link to this FaceBook Group, where you can share information and discuss your experiences. There is more information at their website.

 

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