Latest COVID-19 Vaccination updates – 10 December 2021
Vaccination Recording Queries – Incorrect or missing doses
All patients with queries relating to their vaccine records should contact 119 and ask for a referral to the Vaccine Data Resolution Service. The VDRS aims to resolve missing or incorrect vaccination records for people vaccinated in England who have a current NHS number and are registered with a GP practice in England. If you believe you have missing or incorrect Covid-19 vaccination data, please call 119 and ask the call agent to make a referral to the VDRS team on your behalf. The VDRS team will then call you back within 5 working days.
All home visits are being handled by CPFT via the Community Nursing Team. All eligible patients would have received a letter (dated 27.11.2021) stating that the process has commenced. All patients will also get a follow up phone call. If patients enquire about it please inform them that:
- If they are eligible timeframe wise for the vaccine (current guidance, 6 months)
- If they are coded as home bound
They will automatically fall on the CPFT list and will be dealt with via the community nurses.
3rd Primary Doses
Patients are eligible for a third primary dose (not a booster jab) if they were severely immunocompromised at the time of their first or second dose. This eligibility MUST be signed off on by a clinical professional. Patients should have been informed already if they are eligible but it is possible a consultant/ GP may deem patients eligible. On letter templates on system one, the CCG letter for eligibility can be found under ‘vaccination’ and ‘third dose letter’. Patients then need to take this letter to a walk in clinic (Oak Tree Centre is suggested) and they can receive their 3rd primary dose.
NB: All third primary doses are coded/recorded as BOOSTER jabs for now.
And…Update re Vaccinations given overseas:
If a patient has been given vaccination(s) overseas, and they are one of the 4 x MHRA approved vaccines, these can now be added to NHS Vaccination records via the overseas vaccination validation service, which is now Live on NBS.
Patients book in and need to take ID and their vaccination evidence.
You can use this service if you:
- are aged 18 years old or over
- have an NHS number
- have received one of these MHRA-approved vaccines outside of England – Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty), Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) or Moderna (Spikevax)