Covid Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Program

We continue to work in partnership with our GP Federation Alliance for Better Care to deliver the Autumn / Winter Vaccination Programme including Covid-19 first and second jabs, Covid-19 Boosters and Flu Vaccinations. Patients can now request a Vaccination appointment online using the form on the Alliance for Better Care website https://abcltd.org.uk/nhsbookajab/ or you can turn up to any of our walk-in clinics listed online https://abcltd.org.uk/covid-vaccination-programme/walk-in-clinics/

This list is constantly updated, so check again at a later date if there isn't a date suitable for you at this time.

Your Covid Vaccination Status and the NHS APP

The NHS App now provides you with the ability to see your Covid Vaccination Status.

This functionality is not activated by your GP Practice, however we have become aware that some patients are having issues with the registration. If you are having problems please email us at the link wsxccg.lindfield.reception@nhs.net and tell us the error code you are getting and the error message.

We will investigate and try and resolve this for you. We will aim to correct the problem for you within 7-14 working days.

PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE ABOUT THIS MATTER, USE THE EMAIL PROVIDED. 

 

What will give you an official record of your Covid vaccination status?

The Government has made an announcement that from the 17th May, the NHS App will receive new functionality that will allow you to see your Covid-19 Vaccination Status. This will be the official source of your status.

The new NHS App will be taking your vaccination record from NIMS (National Immunisation System of Record) and not from the GP Record.

If a patient does not have access to a smartphone and they know the country they are travelling to require COVID-19 vaccination status, patients can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to them. The patient must request the letter at least 5 days after they have completed their vaccination course. The government expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach the patient.

AstraZeneca Vaccine Concerns

We know that patients continue to be concerned around the press coverage regarding the risk of blood clotting associated with the Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccination.

We are watching developments and want to reassure patients that we have confidence that there is no link between the vaccine and clots and that various countries have suspended the use of the vaccine simply whilst investigations are made and that this is entirely precautionary.

Notwithstanding this, our understanding is that the investigations surround a specific batch number and that no vaccines of this batch number were ever distributed to the UK.

It's important also to keep the numbers in perspective - and the BBC article linked below sets out the facts.

We cannot, unfortunately, give patients the option of which vaccine they receive and deliveries of the Pfizer vaccine are currently few and far between and almost entirely being used for patients who received their first dose of the vaccine in December.

The World Health Organisation (WHO), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the UK government are investigating but at the moment stress that there is no evidence of any link.

We will keep you updated.

BBC News Article