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COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Please DO NOT contact the practice regarding proof of your vaccination status for travel or other purposes.

Click here for advice on how you can obtain this via the NHS App or by calling 119.

NHS COVID Pass for 12 – 15 year old’s for international travel

Posted on February 8th, 2022

 

The NHS COVID pass is now being rolled out to 12 – 15 year old’s for international travel, allowing even more people to be able to prove their vaccination status.

  • Fully vaccinated 12 to 15 year old’s are now able to access a NHS COVID Pass Letter for international travel
  • Follows government decision to extent the vaccination programme to offer of both doses of vaccine to all 12 to 15 year old’s
  • Children remain exempt from certification in domestic settings and at the UK border

Children who have had a full course of a COVID-19 vaccination will be eligible for a NHS COVID Pass Letter.

This will allow those children who have had doses of approved vaccine to travel to countries, including Spain and Canada, which now require 12 to 15 year old’s to be fully vaccination to gain entry, avoid isolation, or access venues or services.

To get an NHS COVID Pass, your child will first need to register for a NHS login. Once they have logged into the NHS COVID Pass service and clicked on ‘Travel’, they will be asked to prove their identity. They can do this themselves (or a parent or guardian can help them).

Your child will need to:

  • register for an NHS Login using their own email address and their details as recorded at the GP
  • Take a photo of their ID (Such as their passport)
  • record a short video of their face saying the 4 digits as shown on screen (This is to provide a physical match to their photo ID)

You can order a digital NHS COVID pass:

  • Through the NHS.UK website for those aged 12 and over as a PDF you can download or print
  • via the NHS App for those aged 13 and over(Age restrictions apply for use of app)

The NHS COVID Pass letter service is for international vaccination status only and will not show recovery or negative test results.

Your GP cannot provide you with this letter or service.

The NHS COVID Pass letter service is no for use a domestic venues and settings in England as under 18s are exempt from domestic certification requirements.

 


Covid 19 Booster Vaccination Information

Government guidance is that Covid vaccination boosters should be given using Pfizer vaccine even if the first vaccines given were Astra Zeneca.

This is considered to be completely safe and effective.

The only exception is where someone had an allergy to the Pfizer vaccine.

In this situation you should discuss this with your GP.

For more information, see the JCVI statement regarding a COVID-19 booster vaccine programme for winter 2021 to 2022


Check here to confirm you are eligible for a booster: www.nhs.uk


VACCINATION CLINICS ARE TAKING PLACE

We are sending out txt messages to groups of patients to book their COVID 19 vaccination please respond immediately to the txt as the clinics are filling up quickly.

We are pleased to announce that Greenwood Community Centre has been approved as the vaccination HUB for Hampton Primary Care Network covering a population of approximately 30500 patients.

Broad Lane will be responsible for inviting their registered eligible patients to attend the Vaccination HUB at Greenwood Community Centre, under guidance from Public Health England and NHS England.

COVID 19 Vaccination- Adult Leaflet

COVID Vaccination Consent Form

If you do not fall into the category currently being vaccinated then please do not contact the Surgery regarding the vaccination.

You will be invited when it is your turn to be vaccinated.

**** Appointments are by INVITATION only ****

Please ensure your contact details are up to date with the Practice.

Please read Public Health information leaflet Why do I have to wait for my vaccination leaflet

Hampton COVID-19 Vaccination HUB

Greenwood Centre, 1A School Rd, Hampton Hill, Hampton TW12 1QL If you have any queries regarding your vaccination appointment, you MUST contact your registered practice.

Vaccination Cohorts

The Practice staff do not have the ability to prioritize individual patients and will be guided by NHS England on who we can invite and when.

This priority list is as follows:

  • Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers (this will be arranged by PHE, not the Surgery)
  • All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  • All those 75 years of age and over
  • All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • All those 65 years of age and over
  • All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  • All those 60 years of age and over
  • All those 55 years of age and over
  • All those 50 years of age and over

Please read Public Health information leaflet Why do I have to wait for my vaccination leaflet


As of 01/04/2021 New Guidance

Due to updated guidance from NHSE any person over the age of 16 living with someone that is immunosuppressed should be offered a COVID Vaccination.

If any members of your household have not been vaccinated please ask them to contact their registered GP practice.


What to expect when you attend Greenwood Community Centre for the Covid-19 vaccination

Patients will be invited to make an appointment when they are eligible to receive the vaccination.

Until you have been invited, please do not contact the Surgery.

Please wear a face covering when attending for the Covid-19 vaccination.

When you arrive, you will be asked to join a queue. Your name and Date of Birth will be taken and you will be directed to a vaccination station.

A nurse or clinical volunteer will take your name and date of birth again. You will receive your vaccination. You may be required to wait for 15 minutes before asked to leave the building via the one-way system.

Please do not attend if:

  • You currently have Covid-19
  • You have had a fever for any reason in the previous 48 hours.
  • You have allergies/ allergic reactions and carry an auto-injector adrenaline device such as a EpiPen.
  • You are pregnant, breast feeding or wish to get pregnant in the next 3 months
  • You are in a Corona vaccine trial
  • You have had any other vaccinations in the last 7 days
  • For more information on what to expect following receiving the vaccination please read this PHE Information sheet.
  • If your INR is greater than 4
  • If you have had a positive covid test in last 28 days

Please read this information prior to attending. The vaccination team will not have time to go through this with you.

Side effects

What are the side effects?

Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these are mild and short term, and not everyone gets them. Even if you do have symptoms after the first dose, you still need to have the second dose.

Although you may get some protection from the first dose, having the second dose will give you the best protection against the virus.

Very common side effects include:

  • having a painful, heavy feeling and tenderness in the arm where you had your injection. This tends to be worst around 1-2 days after the vaccine.
  • feeling tired
  • headache
  • general aches, or mild flu-like symptoms

Although feeling feverish is not uncommon for two to three days, a high temperature is unusual and may indicate you have COVID-19 or another infection.

If you have any bleeding disorders or are on any anticoagulants please let the team know at the time of booking and on arrival to the centre. You may need some additional pressure on the site where you have had the vaccine.

An uncommon side effect is swelling of the glands. You can rest and take the normal dose of paracetamol (follow the advice in the packaging) to help make you feel better.

These symptoms normally last less than a week. If your symptoms seem to get worse or if you are concerned, contact the Surgery. If you do seek advice from a doctor or nurse, make sure you tell them about your vaccination so that they can assess you properly.

A severe allergic reaction is possible but exceptionally unlikely to happen. For this reason the government have said that, at present, all patients receiving the vaccine should remain in the centre for 15minutes after it is administered. We have arranged for a socially distanced area for this.

You can also report suspected side effects of vaccines and medicines through the Yellow Card scheme. You can do this online by visiting the Coronavirus Yellow Card or by downloading the Yellow Card app.

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