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Covid-19 Vaccination Update
People most at risk from Covid invited for spring booster jabs
https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/news/ccg-news/spring-booster-jabs-being-offered-for-people-most-vulnerable-to-covid/This week the NHS rolled out Covid spring booster jabs for people most at risk from the virus. People aged 75 years and over, older people in care homes and those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system are being offered the spring booster. Covid is more serious in older people and those with a weakened immune system and their protection from the vaccine may be lower and may decline more quickly. The NHS is contacting those who are eligible, six months after their last dose - and people should wait until they are invited. Everyone who is eligible will be offered a top up vaccine over the spring and early summer. Read more here:
If you are now eligible for your COVID-19 booster please book it as soon as you can. It is vital as many people as possible get boosted as soon as possible. Please do not ring the practice regarding your booster, instead visit www.nhs.uk or by calling 119.
Thank you for your patience towards our team who are continuing to work hard to support the vital vaccine booster programme roll out.
NHS Digital Data Extraction
Further to the announcement made on 8th June 2021 the implementation of GP Data for Planning and Research has been deferred to provide more time to speak with patients, doctors, health charities and others. The Data Provision Notice has therefore been withdrawn and no action is required by GP practices or GP system suppliers at this time.
Covid Vaccination Certificates
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions
The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.
Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
Patients are required to attend the appointment with a photo ID and evidence of their overseas vaccination.
Covid-19 Vaccination Update
All eligible Patients have now been called in the priority groups defined by NHS England. Please let us know as soon as possible if you have not been called for your first vaccination.
Burbage Surgery is working with local services on the delivery of the Covid Booster Programme. Further details will be posted when available.
Request from Local Medical Committee for Patient Support for General Practice
Letter to patients from Local Medical Committee