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VACCINATION 'PASSPORTS'

How to access your Covid-19 Vaccination Status:

You can access your vaccination status via the the free NHS App from 17th May.  You can access the app through mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets.  Proof of your Covid-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App.  We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 Vaccination Status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 from 17th May and ask for a letter to be posted to you.  This must be at least 5 days after you have complete the course of the vaccination.  We expect the letter to take up to 5 days reach you.

DO NOT CONTACT YOUR GP SURGERY about your Covid-19 vaccination status.  GP's cannot provide letters showing your Covid-19 vaccination status.

GENERAL PRACTICE DATA FOR PLANNING AND RESEARCH DATA COLLECTION (GPDPR)

You can find out more information about how NHS Digital will use your personal information here

If you do not want your identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt out with your GP practice (called a type 1 opt out).

If you wish to register a Type 1 opt-out with your practice before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, please complete and return THIS FORM by 23rd June 2021.

COVID VACCINATION PROGRAMME

St Fillan's Medical Centre are providing Covid-19 Vaccinations alongside the other practices in Ribble Medical Group PCN (primary care network) - our site is based at Penwortham Cricket Club, Greenbank Road, off Leyland Road, Penwortham, PR1 9QE

Please DO NOT telephone the practice about receiving your covid-19 vaccination, you will be invited as you are eligible and vaccine supply allows.  We are currently receiving a high volume of calls which are interfering with other patient care.

There is no need to attend the Cricket Club site in advance of your appointment - when the clinic is operational the site will have obvious signage and marshals to direct you.  On the day of your appointment please attend at your appointment time only.

PROGRESS

The majority of eligible patients in the JCVI cohorts 1-9 have now received their vaccination.

Given the strain on resources, Ribble Medical Group will not be delivering phase 2 (under 50's) of the covid vaccination programme.  Eligible patients can book their vaccination at any of the local Pharmacy, Mass Vaccination or other local PCN sites by calling 119 or via the following link Book Your Covid-19 Vaccination.  Please do NOT call the surgery to book as our reception team are unable to do this for you.

Our PCN site at Penwortham Cricket Club is now closed. If you had your 1st dose with us but were unable to attend your 2nd appointment please contact 119 to book your 2nd at an alternative site.

INFORMATION LEAFLETS

You can find out more information on the vaccine and eligible cohorts on the NHS website HERE

Patient information leaflets on the Covid-19 vaccine can be found on the Gov.UK website HERE 

 

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