COVID Vaccinations

Those aged 18 to 29 (as of 17 May 2021) are currently being invited to register for their coronavirus vaccine. Click on the following link to register. https://www.nhsinform.scot/under30register

Notably your CHI number is optional for the registration process.

Missing COVID vaccination appointment? Call the Scottish COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 (open daily, 8am to 8pm) or click the link below.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/missing-appointment-details

Coronavirus and your Wellbeing

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#.XnnLgW29nM4.email

COVID -19 Vaccination Status Scheme Launches

A service that allows people travelling abroad to access their record of vaccination status themselves has launched.

A vaccination status letter can be downloaded from the NHS Inform patient portal or -  for those not online - requested in the post via a Freephone Covid Status Helpline.

Only those planning to travel to a country or territory where a record of vaccination status is needed as an entry requirement should download the record or request it.

While there are no countries currently requiring vaccination status to travel, international travel restrictions can change quickly requiring such measures to be in place.

As Scotland’s vaccination programme progresses, vaccination status will be replaced by digital Covid Status Certificates, which will include vaccination and testing data to be used for outbound international travel.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Gregor Smith said:

“Given the risk of returning with infection, and especially of introducing new variants of the virus, we continue to be highly cautious about international travel. Everyone should continue to limit their travel abroad and while I understand the need for some people who want to reunite with family, when it comes to holidays, my advice continues to be play it safe and staycation this summer.

“For those that do need it, this new service will provide people with a record of their vaccination status for outbound international travel.

“They should only access their record if they are planning to travel within 21 days and it is a requirement of their destination.”

 

You will be able access your Covid-19 Vaccine Status online, by logging on to www.nhsinform.scot/covid19status.

People who have lost or forgotten their username or password will be able to create new ones by selecting 'forgot username' or 'forgot password' options. A Freephone Covid Status Helpline will allow people to get the record posted to them or contact on 0808 196 8565.

The Scottish Government continues to urge a highly cautious approach to international travel, given the risk of new variants. The four UK Chief Medical Officers have said that green-list status should be the exception, rather than the rule, with countries added to the list only where there are very good reasons for doing so.

 If you are intending to travel abroad you should:

  • check the entry requirements for your destination country on the UK foreign travel advice pages
  • get up-to-date information from the website of your destination country
  • check the re-entry requirements for your return to Scotland
  • only request a vaccination record if it is absolutely required and you are due to travel in the next 21 day

Missing invitations contact form

If you think you should have received an invitation to your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination appointment by now, or if you have lost your invitation letter, please click on the link below complete and submit the form. Missing invitations contact form (nhs.scot)

Rearrange your vaccination  appointment

Please make every effort to attend your appointment. This allows NHS Scotland to continue to vaccinate everyone as quickly as possible.

However, if you are still unable to attend, or cannot get to the venue you can rearrange your appointment by clicking on the link below and completing  the attached form.Manage -your-coronavirus-vaccination-appointment

 If you would prefer to speak with someone about your appointment, please contact the National Covid Helpline on 0800 030 80 13

 

You should also rearrange your appointment if you:

  • are feeling unwell with symptoms of coronavirus
  • have recently tested positive for coronavirus
  • have been told by NHS Test and Protect that you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus
  • live with someone who has recently tested positive for coronavirus
  • live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus

If you have recently tested positive for coronavirus, even if you have no symptoms, you should wait until 4 weeks after the date you were tested to get the vaccine

For more information about the vaccination programme please see

NHS Lothian’s Vaccine Hub on their website

NHS Inform

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

COVID VACCINATION

 

Now that a COVID vaccine is available in the UK arrangements are being made for those people who are at greatest risk to get the vaccine first. This includes: 

 

  • residents and staff in care homes
  • people aged 80 and over (or will be by 31 March, 2021)
  • frontline health and social care staff

 

GP Practices in Scotland have  been asked to provide vaccination to those patients aged 80 years old and over who are able to come to the surgery.  We are hoping to have our vaccination clinics in the practice for this group of patients only in January 2021,  but this may be subject to change. Once we have been informed by the Health Board that the vaccine is available for this group of patients we will contact them directly with information about the clinics. Arrangements for those patients who are in this age group but are housebound will be made separately.

 Vaccination for all other groups will begin on a priority basis to those most at risk as soon as the supply of vaccine becomes available. 

 These vaccinations will be provided from designated vaccination centers and NOT the practice. Please keep checking NHS inform or call the Scottish COVID vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 for further details and up-to-date information as it becomes available.

 

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE PRACTICE TO ENQUIRE ABOUT COVID VACCINATION.

ALL INFOMATION  THAT IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE CAN BE FOUND AT NHS INFORM or by calling 0800 030 8013



 
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