The COVID Omicron variant is highly contagious and we believe booster vaccines are essential to protect our population.
We will be inviting adults to Boosters at the medical centre over the coming weeks -please do not call us, we will call you once we have the vaccines on site.
Some people may be eligible for both the flu and the COVID-19 booster vaccines.
If you are offered both vaccines, it's safe to have them at the same time.
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
Please see 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
The NHSapp can be downloaded from apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or 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.
The NHS has now started phase 2 of the covid vaccination programme, vaccinating the healthier population aged 18-49.
Carrfield Medical Centre will not be offering vaccinations to this cohort of patients. You will be invited by the NHS to have your vaccination at a mass vaccination centre such as Sheffield Arena or a pharmacy, or pharmacy led site, within 45 miles.
Unfortunately we are unable to help with vaccination enquiries for this group of patients. When you are eligible you will be contacted by the NHS with details on how to book your appointment. Please be patient and wait for your appointment, this is the biggest vaccination programme of its kind and it will take a while for everyone to be vaccinated. The NHS aims to have given all adults the first dose of the vaccine by the end of July 2021.
If you have a query about an existing appointment that has been booked through the national booking service please call 119 or visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. The practice is unable to help with these enquiries.
Carrfield Medical Centre is still offering first and second dose vaccinations to people aged 50+, people aged 16+ with long term conditions that mean they are eligible for vaccination, health and social care workers and carers. If you are in these groups and haven’t had your first vaccination yet please contact us on 01142 584724.
If you have already had your first vaccination with us, please wait to be contacted with an appointment for your second dose. We will be in touch when it is time for your second dose, please note that we may call at short notice as vaccines become available.
The vaccination site for the patients we are vaccinating is the Matthews Practice.