COVID19 Vaccination Programme


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 through the NHS COVID Pass service 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 website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

Patient information leaflets

Covid 19 vaccination: a Guide for Adults leaflet

What to expect after my COVID vaccine

Covid vaccination: A guide for women of childbearing age, pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding

Regulatory 174 authorisation and detailed information for vaccine recipients

When will a vaccine be available?

We are delighted to be able to offer all patients over the age of 5 the coronavirus vaccination which should give you protection from Coronavirus.

We are now working on the booster programme, however if you have not had your 1st vaccine or waiting over 8 weeks for your 2nd vaccine invite, please ring the surgery or call 119 to arrange an appointment. 

Supplies of the vaccine are limited; therefore it is crucial that you attend your appointment.

For information for patients attending the practice for the COVID vaccine please see here

Who will get a vaccine?

The vaccine has been offered to those at greatest risk from Covid19 - all our patients have been invited. Our invites have been sent out based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations which is available here

We are now on the spring booster programme for the following groups of patients;

- Healthy over 75 = 6 months from the last vaccine
- Care homes = 3 months from the last vaccine
- Housebound = 3 months from the last vaccine
- 12+ with a weakened immune system = 3 months from the last vaccine

We are also offering the 1st or 2nd vaccine for patients 5 years and older.  Please watch out for your invite and book yourself in whilst appointments are available as stock is in limited supply.  

If you are over 12 years and have not had your 1st or 2nd vaccine and would like to have it, please contact the surgery asap.

Where can I get a vaccine?

Arrangements have been put in place to offer vaccines from a number of different locations as more supplies become available. We are able to offer the vaccine at Bankfield Surgery, we will text/call you to invite you to our clinic when it is your turn.

Further information

We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:

  • Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a booster - we will contact you it’s the right time to you to have yours 
  • Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
  • Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives


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