Our GP practice is committed to delivering the COVID-19 vaccination to our patients.
We are part of Altrincham Healthcare Alliance Primary Care Network (PCN) which also includes Altrincham Medical Practice, Park Medical Practice, St Johns Medical Centre and West Timperley Medical Centre and since December our PCN has been administering Covid-19 vaccines to patients of all five practices at Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre, 31-33 Market Street, Altrincham WA14 1PF.
Details regarding attending your Covid-19 vaccine appointment at Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre can be seen here
Please be assured that we are working through the official priority groupings and will be in touch with you as supplies of the vaccine become available. There is no need to call us, we will contact you.
We are currently inviting patients aged 18+ for their vaccine.
Please be patient as we often have short notice of the vaccine delivery. And please only attend the COVID-19 vaccination clinics if you have been contacted by your GP practice and have a confirmed appointment.
Information regarding the Covid-19 vaccination is being constantly updated – see www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
- If you have an enquiry about the COVID vaccination, you can leave a message with the COVID Vaccination Hotline (0161 912 1299). The hotline will be monitored by NHS Trafford CCG colleagues who aim to answer all enquiries within 24 hours.
LATEST OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT ADVICE REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AND TRAVEL
Official government advice was updated on 21 May 2021 regarding the public accessing their Covid-19 vaccination status. See full details via this link
The official advice includes:
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. 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.
You can view your COVID-19 vaccination status online and download or print it as a PDF document through the NHS website.
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 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. We expect the letter to take up to 7 days to reach you.
Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
Any NHS appointment card which may have been received from vaccination centres cannot be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
To print details of this advice, please click GOVERNMENT ADVICE COVID VACC STATUS 21 MAY 2021
COVID-19 VACCINATION: BLOOD CLOTTING INFORMATION AND ‘PHASE 2’ OF THE VACCINATION PROGRAMME
- Patient Leaflet from Public Health England – What to expect after your Covid-19 vaccination
- Patient information from Public Health England Covid-19 vaccination and blood clotting
- Guide to Phase 2 of the Covid-19 vaccination programme – roll out to those under 50-years-old
COVID VACCINATION CARDS – UPDATE 28/4/21
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed on 28/4/21 that the NHS App will be used as a ‘Covid passport/digital health certificate’ to prove whether people have had a COVID vaccination, or tested negative for Coronavirus, before travelling abroad.
We continue to receive a number of enquiries from patients regarding the importance of the COVID-19 vaccination card as a ‘Covid passport’ with patients contacting us regarding misplaced/lost cards and concerns that the card may be important for travel.
We would like to reassure all our patients the COVID-19 vaccination cards do not contain secure, personal information relating to the individual patient: quite simply anyone could write/amend the details. The card only contains space for the vaccine name, batch and date. The card does not contain secure, personal, patient details. If patients have been vaccinated, all details are contained on their medical records.
You may wish to download the NHS App which enables you to access your digital medical record – including details of immunisations such as the Covid-19 vaccination – as well as offering health advice and allowing you to order repeat prescriptions. Alternatively, if you have registered for Patient Access, you will also be able to view your medical records.
Any patient still wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination card when they attend their vaccine appointment will be given one. For those who may have lost a card, or did not receive one at their appointment, please be assured that all details of your immunisations are contained on your personal, medical records.