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Covid Booster and Flu Clinics

Updated:  13th December 2021

Following the announcement from the government, we are currently planning to increase our capacity for COVID booster vaccinations and we will be adding in some extra dates and longer sessions.

Please bear with us if you are still awaiting an invitation for the booster vaccinations, we are gradually working through the age ranges and have to balance this with staff availability and vaccine supply. If you have not received a text from us please do book through 119 or the online booking service if you over 18 and have had your 2nd dose over 3 months ago.

If you have not had vaccines and wish to have your first one – it’s not too late! Please contact us via admin.theswanpractice@nhs.net and we will help you get vaccinated.

We are aware that in some areas routine GP or Nurse appointments are being cancelled, but we are really trying hard not to do this and we will aim to maintain our normal service wherever possible. We do apologise if we have to make any short notice changes as we continue to manage staff sickness and isolation.

Please do get your booster and also your flu vaccine if you haven’t done so already – and please do this whichever way is easiest and quickest by using community pharmacy, the National Booking Service or us at The Swan.

 

For patients with missing vaccine records (e.g. you have had 2 doses but your record only shows 1 and therefore you are not showing as eligible for your booster vaccine) please contact the NHS Vaccine Resolution Service via 119 and they will be able to assist you. Unfortunately, the surgery is not able to help with these queries.

If you have had your vaccines abroad 119 will not be able to help you.  You will also not be able to get an NHS COVID Pass - please email the details of your 1st and 2nd vaccine from the country you were vaccinated, we can then create a GP letter for you to use as proof.  If you have had your vaccines done in Europe you can apply for a EU Covid Pass.

Flu Vaccines

We are still offering flu vaccines to eligible patients at the booster clinics. We are also offering flu vaccine sessions on Saturdays for adults and children.  Please call to book these so you are fully covered this winter.

If you would prefer, you can book a flu vaccine via a local pharmacy. Again if you do not wish to have the flu vaccine please decline via the text so we don’t keep asking you!


Children’s Flu Vaccine Clinics

Updated:  6th September 2021

We are happy to be able to start booking the children’s flu vaccine clinics, as we have now received stock of the nasal vaccine.

We can take bookings for these clinics for children aged 2 and 3 and so if your child was born on or between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2019 – we can offer a nasal flu vaccine.

Additionally, please book an appointment if your child falls into one of the at risk groups as detailed in the article via the web link below aged up to 17 at the time of vaccination.  This is for children who are under 18 (not 18) and in an at-risk group only.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine/

Our clinics will be running from this Saturday and on most weekday mornings – please ring for an appointment and you will be advised which site to attend.   These will be given in The Swan surgery premises not at the community centre.


Covid-19 Passport 

For any enquiries about COVID vaccination certification, we are unable to issue these at the practice.

Please see https://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, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions. Alternatively if you already have Patient Access this information is available there too.

The NHSapp can be downloaded from;

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android

Alternatively 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; the letter may take up to 5 days to reach you.

If you have had a vaccine outside of England (including; Wales, Scotland or Ireland) your vaccines will not currently appear on the NHS App Covid passport as they do not transfer to NIMS (the National Immunisation Management System). In this instance, please supply us with the details of your vaccinations so we can update your records here with us. We will then be able to provide you with a letter confirming your vaccination status for the purpose of travel if needed.


Your choices regarding Data Sharing

There have been a number of reports in the media recently regarding a change in the General Practice Extraction Data System. The links below will give you some more information about making choices regarding data sharing.
Please do not send forms or letters to the practice we will not be able to opt out for you (unless you are opting out type 1) yes we know this is awfully confusing and not easy to navigate !
Please use the electronic links below if you wish to opt out. Please also read what opting out means. You have always been able to exercise your choice in this area and you can also change your mind and opt back in or opt out whenever you choose.

Please read the Mythbusting social media posts about the national data opt-out - NHS Digital https://digital.nhs.uk/…/nat…/mythbusting-social-media-posts

This link will take you to some more information about Make your choice about sharing data from your health records - NHS (www.nhs.ukhttps://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/

Opting out General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) - NHS Digital https://digital.nhs.uk/…/general-practice-data-for-planning…

Information and opting out is also outlined here General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice - NHS Digital https://digital.nhs.uk/…/general-practice…/gp-privacy-notice

We adhere to the information contained within the NHS Buckinghamshire CCG privacy notice as linked here GP (Primary Care) Privacy Notice | Buckinghamshire CCG https://www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/primary-care-privacy…/

 



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