NHS Covid Vaccinations
From 17th May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from.
- the NHS App which you can download from app stores
- the NHS website www.nhs.uk
- 119- by requesting a paper letter
You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.
If you cannot access the online services , and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than five working days ago. It may take up to seven working days for a letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.
When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.
Unity PCN COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
Our practice is part of the Unity Primary Care Network, which also includes Engleton House Surgery and Broomfield Park Medical Centre. Together we are coordinating the Covid-19 vaccination programme for our patients within our network. Vaccinations will be given at one central site and the programme is due to commence week beginning 11th January 2021. Care homes and housebound patients will be contacted separately to arrange their vaccinations.
It is advised that you are observed for 15 minutes after the vaccination, so please bear that in mind when booking your appointments.
Who will receive the Covid-19 Vaccination?
Covid-19 vaccinations will be administered to the below cohorts in the order that the cohorts are listed below. We are inviting patients based on the national guidance (determined by the Joint Committee for Vaccinations & Immunisations). Please do not contact the Practice to book your Covid-19 Vaccination until you have received your invitation.
- All those aged 80 and over and Health and Social Care Workers
- All those aged 75 and over
- All those aged 70 and over
- All those aged 65 and over
- High risk adults under 65 years of age (the criteria for ‘high risk’ will be provided by the JCVI)
- Moderate-risk adults under 65 years of age (the criteria for ‘moderate-risk’ will be provided by the JCVI)
- All those aged 60 and over
- All those aged 55 and over
- All those aged 50 and over
Where is the vaccination site?
We will be running a joint vaccination clinic at Broomfield Park Medical Centre, Spon End, Coventry, CV1 3HQ; this is next to the Butt’s Rugby Club. You can only attend the site if you have a booked appointment or are driving someone to their appointment. If you arrive at the site without an appointment you will not be seen.
When you arrive at your appointment please be aware there is very limited parking available at Broomfield Park Medical Centre but you can use pay and display at the Butts Rugby Club or street parking.
I am housebound, how do I get vaccinated?
If you are a care home resident or we already provide you with home-visits, you will be contacted at a later date to arrange your vaccinations.