Children aged 5 to 11 years can now obtain an NHS COVID Pass letter for international travel

Children aged 5 to 11 years living in England, Wales or the Isle of Man who have had a full primary course of COVID-19 vaccination can now get an NHS COVID Pass letter for travel.

A person with legal responsibility for the child can request the letter on their behalf either online at nhs.uk or by calling the 119 service (0808 1624 119 for residents of the Isle of Man). The letter is not available via GP practices.

Transport to your Covid-19 Vaccination appointment: ‘Vaxi Taxi’ Scheme

If you are struggling to get to and from your vaccine appointment, Cambridgeshire County Council have agreed to pay for your taxi journey.

Please ensure you have booked your appointment or if it is a walk-in clinic you know the date/time is correct at your nearest centre first before you book your transport.

All you need to do is to contact the relevant taxi service below within your area and give them a call to book your transport.  They will ask you to confirm details of the appointment when you book your journey.  Please note that you can make arrangements for them to drop you off and pick you up (but the return journey must start within 1 hour of your appointment time).  All children need to be accompanied by their parent/carer during the journey and at the vaccination site.

 

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COVID-19 vaccinations at Grove Medical Practice

With the help of our incredible vaccinators and volunteers, we are pleased to announce that Grove Medical Practice will be providing COVID-19 vaccination clinics from Wednesday 22 December 2021.

An invitation will be sent to eligible patients who are registered with the practice.  Please click on the link you receive to book your appointment.  Your link will remain live until your appointment has been booked and clinics will be added as we receive vaccine.

Please do not telephone the practice to book your vaccination as we will contact you as you become eligible.

 

Update on the COVID-19 booster programme – 13 December 2021

Across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.

All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services may also contact patients directly.

New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.

We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.

All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.

In terms of any planned appointments with Grove Medical Practice, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

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.

Home visits

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)

Details: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-covid-pass#residents-in-england-who-have-received-covid-19-vaccinations-overseas

Booking link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/tell-nhs-about-coronavirus-vaccinations-abroad/

 

 

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