Recording overseas vaccinations in the National Booking Service
Eligible people can now use a new service on the National Booking system to book a face-to-face appointment at a selected vaccination centre to show evidence of MHRA-approved COVID-19 vaccinations (Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Janssen or Moderna) administered abroad and have them recorded in the National Immunisation Management System (NIMS).
Support is also provided through 119 to signpost the service, or to make bookings on behalf of users. We are working to add more sites and appointments to satisfy demand.
More information about who can use the service, what evidence is required and locations offering the service is provided when the user books an appointment.
COVID Vaccination Update 13th October 2021
Our Clinics at Poole Ferry Port can now be booked by calling 119 or visiting www.nhs.uk.
You do not need to wait for the Practice to contact you, and if you receive a letter from NHS England then you can book at Poole Ferry Port by calling 119 or going online.
All adults over 18, and children aged 16 and 17 are eligible to receive the primary course (first and second doses) of Covid Vaccine, and can book by calling 119 or going online.
Adults over 50 or those aged 18 and over and at increased risk can also book their Covid Booster for at least 6 months after receiving their second dose, by calling 119 or going online. Patients in these groups should receive an invitation from NHS England when eligible, but you can call 119 to check if you’re not sure when that will be.
Children aged 12-15 who are at increased risk will be invited by the Practice to book. If a parent has an enquiry about this, please email email@example.com
All other 12-15 year olds will be vaccinated by the School Age Immunisation Service led by Dorset Healthcare Trust and parents will be contacted separately about this, but if you have any queries about this programme, you can get in touch with by calling 01425 891162 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on the following page: School Age Immunisation Service
Are you travelling abroad and need proof of covid-19 vaccination status ?
Gov.uk says GPs cannot provide letters showing your Covid-19 vaccination status.
These are the current options
Do you have a smartphone or iPad/Tablet ?
No smartphone or smart device ?
· No devices ?
· No Internet ?
You can download the NHS App.
Get started here NHSApp
There also a YouTube Quick Guide to getting started.
You can use the NHS App via a computer or laptop.
Get Started Here at NHS App Online
From 17th May
Call NHS 119 and they will be able to post a letter to you. You will need to provide details of the country you are travelling to for this.
See Gov.uk Demonstrating your Covid-19 Status when travelling abroad
Please note that the government says to demonstrate covid-19 vaccination status you need a full course which is 2 doses of an approved vaccine.
From 17 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
- 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 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the 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.
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