COVID-19 Vaccinations – First, Second and Booster Doses

Covid-19 Vaccinations – Boosters

Our Covid-19 booster vaccination programme started in October. You will be invited to attend for your booster once you become eligible, which is no less than 6 months since the date of your second dose of the vaccine. Our dedicated central booking team will be in contact by telephone or by text with a link for you to book your appointment.

All booster appointments continue to take place at Hoveton Village Hall whilst we work with our neighbouring practices to deliver this large scale vaccination programme.

Covid-19 VaccinationsFirst and Second Doses

The Practice is continuing to provide first and second dose Covid-19 vaccinations and would encourage all eligible patients to attend for both doses of their vaccine. If you have not yet had your first dose or booked your second dose (8 weeks after your first) please contact the Practice on 01603 712337 to book.

Covid-19 Vaccinations, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Please see link below to NHS England Guidance on the coronavirus and vaccination in pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you have any concerns or questions, please speak to your Midwife or Health Visitor.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/pregnancy-breastfeeding-fertility-and-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination/

Public Health England have also produced a guide to Covid-19 vaccinations for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding. Please click on the link below.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/980176/PHE_11920_COVID-19_vaccination_pregnancy_v4.pdf

NHS Covid Pass

People in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can use the NHS COVID Pass to demonstrate their COVID-19 status.

If you’re aged 18 or over, you can get an NHS COVID Pass for domestic venues and events.

If you’re aged 16 or over you can get an NHS COVID Pass for travel abroad but you should follow the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to.

A full course is currently two doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen single-dose 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 (or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine) more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 5 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 gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.