From next week we will be inviting the first cohort of patients for a COVID-19 booster (which provides longer-term protection against becoming seriously ill with COVID-19) plus the annual flu vaccination. Patients will be invited in line with official NHS England guidance which prioritises the most vulnerable. Patients will be offered their annual flu vaccination at their COVID-19 booster appointment. Please wait to be invited for an appointment rather than contact your GP practice: we will be in touch shortly. For more information please click here
To demonstrate proof of their COVID-19 vaccination, patients can access the NHS Covid Pass using the NHS App, NHS website or by calling the NHS helpline on 119 and selecting ‘NHS COVID Pass’ to request a letter. NHS appointment cards cannot be used to demonstrate vaccination status. Please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status For full details click here
Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make St Johns Medical Centre as safe as possible and this will continue: protecting patients and staff is our priority. Patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser, and our staff will continue to wear PPE. We are committed to minimising the impact of Covid and hope you understand that our practice must be as safe as possible for everyone.