Covid Vaccination Clinics at Holsworthy Medical Centre
VACCINATIONS for 5-11s
Vaccinations for 5-11 year-olds in the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) group have now all been done. A specialist nursing team based at North Devon Healthcare Trust have contacted all parents and there has been a fantastic response. Thank you everyone!
Parents of 5–11 year-olds who are not CEV, will now be able to attend some walk-in clinics where stated, or book a covid vaccine for their child by calling 119, or going online to the National Booking Service.
HOLSWORTHY AREA WALK-IN VACCINATION CLINICS
Please be mindful that vaccine supplies may be limited.
HOLSWORTHY & STRATTON SHOW, EX22 6JP:
Thursday 25th August
For a full list of walk-in centres go to: WALK-IN-CENTRES
Please take ID and NHS number if possible. Gaps between vaccs for those 16 and above should be 8 weeks between 1st and 2nd vacc; 3 months (91 days) between 2nd and booster.
Available to all, irrespective of registered practice.
Open to those aged 12-15.
Those aged 75 and above must have a gap of 6 months since their last booster/dose.
OKEHAMPTON MEDICAL CENTRE:
Please go to Okehampton Medical Centre on Facebook for further details.
For other local options please call 119 or use the National Booking Service online
WALK-IN CLINICS IN BUDE
Please be mindful that vaccine supplies may be limited.
THE PARKHOUSE CENTRE, BUDE, EX23 8LD
There are no new clinics in Bude that we have been made aware of yet for August. We will post here once we hear!
For a link to the NHS Cornwall Vaccination page click HERE
For a full list of Grab-a-jab sites go to: WALK-IN CENTRES
SPRING BOOSTERS for over 75s
The spring booster programme is for:
- Anyone aged 75 and above
- Anyone aged 12 and above who are immunocompromised
The vaccinations are not being delivered by your PCN or GP practice, allowing them to focus on already incredibly busy practice services. Good local providers (such as Devon County Council) will be offering walk-in clinics at the usual local venues in Holsworthy and Bude throughout March, April, May and beyond. For local dates and venues see above sections.
If you prefer to book into a clinic through 119, or using NBS on-line, you are still able to do this. Please do not call your surgery about the booster programme. 119 will advise.
- Those aged 12 and above, who are immunocompromised, must have a gap of 3 months since their last dose.
- Those aged 75 and above must have a gap of 6 months since their last booster/dose.
Outreach Services will be providing booster vaccinations to care homes and to our housebound patients who are 75 and above.
For more information please go to: SPRING BOOSTERS
As local surgeries, we will not be calling or contacting patients individually about their boosters but will be working in other ways to ensure that everyone eligible for a vaccination is aware that they are happening. Please share this information with anyone you think may benefit. Thank you.
Vaccinations are being carried out to those medically unable to attend walk-in clinics by:
- North Devon Hospital Trust visiting team: Devon patients only
- Coast & Country Primary Care Network visiting team: Cornwall patients only
Patients will be contacted ahead of the visit to advise of date and approximate time.
AUTUMN 2022 BOOSTERS for 50s and overs
For government information regarding the proposed booster vaccinations to be offered to those aged 50 and above this autumn, please click HERE. How this will be delivered, is still under discussion.
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.
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 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 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.
To find out how to apply for a Covid Pass if you are unable to be vaccinated press HERE
Travel Options & Testing
Some of the Voluntary organisations are offering help, getting people to and from vaccination appointments. If you need help please call:
VOLUNTEER CORNWALL on 01872 265 300 VOLUNTEER CORNWALL TRANSPORT
AGE UK on 01872 223388 AGE UK TRANSPORT
PICKME UP Cars for Care on 01409 259001 (for people who do not have access to a vehicle or who are unable to drive only): CARS FOR CARE
Please note, we are not able to arrange your transport for you from our surgeries.
COVID TESTING, NHS App and NHS Covid19 App
For full information about testing for coronavirus go to the NHS website
For a link to the NHS Covid 19 App, run by Test and Trace, please click HERE Please note this is NOT the NHS App from which you can access your patient record. That is a different App.
To download the NHS App (which includes full access to your record, NHS services and Covid Pass) please click HERE
If you do not wish to be called or contacted by the National Booking Service you can choose to opt out by clicking HERE. This preference can be changed at any time. If individuals wish to opt out of receiving similar communications from their GP, they need to contact the practice directly.
FOR OUR UKRAINIAN VISITORS
Ласка́во про́симо! Welcome!
Vaccination information information is available in both Ukrainian and Russian for the following groups: