Covid & Flu vaccination

SPRING BOOSTER Covid Vaccination Programme 2024

 

BOOKING IN

We are now taking bookings for the Spring Covid Booster vaccinations being held in our own practices at Hatherleigh, Holsworthy & Stratton.

Please book in using the BOOKING LINE numbers only and not the main practice numbers. If you use the main practice numbers you will be asked to redial.

* STRATTON BOOKINGS: 01288 270342

* HOLSWORTHY & HATHERLEIGH BOOKINGS: 01409 255224

Booking lines are open 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm.

 

CLINIC DATES

Friday 26th April       HOLSWORTHY : 6pm—8pm

Saturday 27th April   STRATTON : all day

Tuesday 30th April    HATHERLEIGH : 1pm—5pm

Saturday  11th May   HOLSWORTHY : all day

Tuesday 14th May     HATHERLEIGH : 1pm—5pm

 

NATIONAL BOOKING SERVICE

From 15th April the National Booking Service is available to make bookings for the spring Covid boosters at local venues (not surgeries), and by calling 119 or going online HERE

 

COVID VACCINATION ENQUIRIES: DEVON

For all Covid vaccination enquiries from people living in Devon, the Devon vaccination support team can be contacted direct on: 

d-icb.devonvaccinationsupport@nhs.net 

or call 01752 398836 (Monday-Friday).

 

 

 

 

Spring 2024 boosters

SPRING 2024 COVID BOOSTER VACCINATION - am I eligible?

The following groups of people are eligible for a Covid booster during spring 2024 are:

  • people aged 75 years and older,
  • residents in care homes for older people,
  • people under 75 years with a weakened immune system 

Please note: those who have conditions which mean they are categorised 'at risk' medically are not eligible for the 2024 spring booster unless they have a condition that means their immune system is weakened. For government guidance on those who are immunosuppressed click HERE 

If you are turning 75 years of age between April and June 2024, you do not have to wait until your birthday to attend.

UNDER 18s

Although the spring boosters are being offered to people under 18 years, we are not commissioned to give these in our practice clinics. Other local providers (NHS Cornwall, for example) will be doing these vaccinations in local venues as before. We will post these clinic dates as/if we are made aware of them

For more information about the spring Covid booster vaccination 2024 click HERE

FLU VACCINATION

We have now completed our flu vaccination programme for 2023/24.

NHS information about the flu vaccination can be found HERE.

NEED A LITTLE HELP?

If you have queries about your Covid vaccinations please use the Devon Vaccination Support Team on 01752 398 836.

 

The National Booking Service is not offering bookings in GP practices, or locally at the moment.

 

Vacc Support Team

CARE HOME and HOUSEBOUND VACCINATIONS

Our Home Visiting Team will be carrying out the vaccinations to people living in a Care Home for older people, or to housebound people who fall into the one of the eligible groups. The team will be contacting everyone to arrange their visit.
 
 

SIDE-EFFECTS

Information about the Flu vaccine and possible side-effects can be found by clicking HERE

Information about the Covid vaccines and possible side-effects can be found by clicking HERE

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GAPS BETWEEN VACCS

For all Covid vaccinations the gaps between boosters should be:

  • Those aged 12 and above, who are immunocompromised, must have a gap of 3 months since their last dose.
  • Those aged 65 and above must have a gap of 3 months since their last booster/dose. 

 

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 253692 and tell us about this issue. We will try to amend the error the same day, which updates on the national system within 24 hours. 

Vaccinations 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 call 119 and ask for a VDRS referral. Someone from that team will then call you back and help you woth the query or correction. Once a record has been amended, it will take 24 hours to update on the national system. 

Vaccines given in other parts of the UK should now appear in the English NHS System. 

VACCINATIONS GIVEN ABROAD

If you received any of your COVID-19 vaccinations overseas, you can now book an appointment with a local vaccination centre to get your vaccination records updated. Check the criteria and book an appointment HERE 

NHS Covid Pass

The NHS Covid Pass can be found on your NHS App. If you have vaccination records, record your Covid tests, you can receive a Covid Pass. This is used when travelling. 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 vaccinations abroad we are unable to link your vaccine to the Covid Pass. We are able to put vaccines given abroad onto your medical record, however. This will not be picked up until there is a national 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 vaccination record, please call 119. We are unable to supply any form of Covid Pass. 

To find out how to apply for a Covid Pass if you are unable to be vaccinated press HERE

Entry Requirements Travelling Abroad

To find out all entry requirements, vaccinations (including Covid vaccinations), visas etc. when visiting countries overseas please click HERE

Travel Options & Testing

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COVID TESTING, NHS App

For full information about testing for coronavirus go to the NHS website

To download the NHS App (which includes full access to your record, NHS services and Covid Pass) please click HERE

The NHS Covid 19 App run by Test and Trace closed on April 27th 2023.

OPTING OUT

OPTING OUT

If you do not wish to be called for a Covid Vaccination you can choose to opt out by clicking HERE. This preference can be changed at any time. If patients do not wish to take up the offer of other vaccinations (including flu vaccinations), please contact your practice directly, so this can be formalised.