Covid vaccination

Covid Vaccination Clinics at Holsworthy Medical Centre

We have now completed all the clinics being run by our PCN at Holsworthy Medical Centre. Walk-in clinics are still available in the local area but are being run by other providers. Please see sections below for details.
  
Please be aware that Devon County Council and Kernow CCG are running the local clinics out in the community. We are unable to answer queries about the running of the clinics at our surgeries. We will share any information we have as we receive it, however. Please also check our Facebook page.
 
For information regarding the vaccination programme being run by Devon County Council press HERE
 
For information regarding the vaccination programme being run by Kernow CCG press HERE

Covid vaccs who and when

VACCINATIONS for 5-11s

Vaccinations for 5-11 year-olds in the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) group have now all been done. A specialist nursing team based at North Devon Healthcare Trust have contacted all parents and there has been a fantastic response. Thank you everyone!

Parents of 5–11 year-olds who are not CEV, will now be able to attend some walk-in clinics where stated, or book a covid vaccine for their child by calling 119, or going online to the National Booking Service.

HOLSWORTHY & HATHERLEIGH AREA WALK-IN VACCINATION CLINICS

Please be mindful that vaccine supplies may be limited.

 

HOLSWORTHY, MANOR ROAD CAR PARK, EX22 6DJ

Wednesday 29th June - 11:00am to 4:30pm

Wednesday 13th July - 10:00am to 4:30pm

 

HOLSWORTHY CATTLE MARKET, EX22 7FA:

Drive-up vaccinations are possible here, for those who have mobility or other limitations which make entering a venue/clinic difficult.

Wednesday 15th June - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Wednesday 22nd June - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Tuesday 28th June - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Wednesday 6th July - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Wednesday 20th July - 10:00am to 4:30pm

 

HATHERLEIGH COMMUNITY CENTRE CAR PARK, EX20 3HB

Monday 27th June - 10:00am to 4:30pm

 

  

For a full list of walk-in centres go to: WALK-IN-CENTRES

 

Please take ID and NHS number if possible. Gaps between vaccs  for those 16 and above should be 8 weeks between 1st and 2nd vacc; 3 months (91 days) between 2nd and booster.

Available to all, irrespective of registered practice.

Open to those aged 12-15. 

12-15s will need to have a parent or guardian with them for consent, must have been free of Covid for 84 days, and be 91 days from their last jab for a 2nd dose or a booster jab.
 
Spring Boosters
 
Those aged 12 and above, who are immunocompromised, must have a gap of 3 months since their previous dose.

Those aged 75 and above must have a gap of 6 months since their last booster/dose.

 
 

OKEHAMPTON MEDICAL CENTRE: 

Please go to Okehampton Medical Centre on Facebook for further details.

 

For other local options please call 119 or use the National Booking Service online

WALK-IN CLINICS IN BUDE

Please be mindful that vaccine supplies may be limited.

THE PARKHOUSE CENTRE, BUDE, EX23 8LD

Clinics hosted by Kernow CCG

 
Currently no clinics planned.
 
For a link to the Kernow CCG Vaccination page click HERE
 

 

Check eligibility criteria information before attending. 
 
 
 

For a full list of Grab-a-jab sites go to: WALK-IN CENTRES

 

 

Boosters

 
If you need a first, second or booster vaccination please use the National Covid Vaccination booking site on-line or call 119 to find out what's available.
Follow this link to the on-line booking site: MAKE A BOOKING
 
Booster vaccinations can only be given 3 months (91 days) after a second vaccination; second vaccinations can only be given 8 weeks after the first vaccination. 

For further information about Covid vaccinations, and some commonly-asked questions please go to Covid Booster FAQs

 

SPRING BOOSTERS for over 75s

From Monday 21st March the national Spring Booster programme, for Covid Vaccination booster doses, will be starting. This is for:

  • Anyone aged 75 and above
  • Anyone aged 12 and above who are immunocompromised

The vaccinations are not being delivered by your PCN or GP practice, allowing them to focus on already incredibly busy practice services. Good local providers (such as Devon County Council) will be offering walk-in clinics at the usual local venues in Holsworthy and Bude throughout March, April, May and beyond. For local dates and venues see above sections.

If you prefer to book into a clinic through 119, or using NBS on-line, you are still able to do this. Please do not call your surgery about the booster programme. 119 will advise.

  • Those aged 12 and above, who are immunocompromised, must have a gap of 3 months since their last dose.
  • Those aged 75 and above must have a gap of 6 months since their last booster/dose. 

Outreach Services will be providing booster vaccinations to care homes and to our housebound patients who are 75 and above.

For more information please go to: SPRING BOOSTERS

As local surgeries, we will not be calling or contacting patients individually about their boosters but will be working in other ways to ensure that everyone eligible for a vaccination is aware that they are happening. Please share this information with anyone you think may benefit. Thank you.

 

HOUSEBOUND VACCINATIONS

Vaccinations are being carried out to those medically unable to attend walk-in clinics by:

  • North Devon Hospital Trust visiting team: Devon patients only
  • Coast & Country Primary Care Network visiting team: Cornwall patients only

Patients will be contacted ahead of the visit to advise of date and approximate time.

 

 

 

Errors with your vaccinations

Vaccinations given here

If there is an error with your vaccine records and it was given by us, please call 01409 253692 and tell us about this issue. We will try to amend the error the same day, which updates on the national system within 24 hours. 

Vaccines given elsewhere

We are unable to change vaccine records completed elsewhere. If you have an issue with a record that was given at a different site, please contact that site to have any errors amended. If you are unable to contact the site who gave you the vaccine, please call 119 and ask for a VDRS referral. Someone from that team will then call you back and help you woth the query or correction. Once a record has been amended, it will take 24 hours to update on the national system. 

Vaccines given in other parts of the UK should now appear in the English NHS System. 

VACCINATIONS GIVEN ABROAD

If you received any of your COVID-19 vaccinations overseas, you can now book an appointment with a local vaccination centre to get your vaccination records updated. Check the criteria and book an appointment HERE 

NHS Covid Pass

The NHS Covid Pass can be found on your NHS App. If you have vaccine records, or a positive test to Covid, you can receive a Covid Pass. This is to be used when travelling, and may be used for more in the future (events, nightclubs etc). The NHS Covid Pass is seperate to our clinical system, so if there is a technical issue we are unable to help. Please dial 119 if there is an issue with your Covid Pass. 

For those who had their vaccines abroad we are unable to link your vaccine to the Covid Pass. There is an update that is planned for later this year to pick up vaccines in medical records as well as those given on site. We do not know when this is going to happen. In preperation, we are able to put vaccines given abroad onto your medical record. This will not be picked up until the update. We have also been told there is work being completed to form a national team to deal with any queries regarding this, but we have no further information on this yet. 

If you need a paper vaccine record, please call 119. We are unable to supply any form of Covid Pass. 

To find out how to apply for a Covid Pass if you are unable to be vaccinated press HERE

Travel Options & Testing

Travel Options

Some of the Voluntary organisations are offering help, getting people to and from vaccination appointments. If you need help please call:

VOLUNTEER CORNWALL on 01872 265 300  VOLUNTEER CORNWALL TRANSPORT

AGE UK on 01872 223388 AGE UK TRANSPORT

PICKME UP Cars for Care on 01409 259001 (for people who do not have access to a vehicle or who are unable to drive only): CARS FOR CARE

 

Please note, we are not able to arrange your transport for you from our surgeries.

COVID TESTING, NHS App and NHS Covid19 App

For full information about testing for coronavirus go to the NHS website

For a link to the NHS Covid 19 App, run by Test and Trace, please click HERE Please note this is NOT the NHS App from which you can access your patient record. That is a different App. 

To download the NHS App (which includes full access to your record, NHS services and Covid Pass) please click HERE

OPTING OUT

OPTING OUT

If you do not wish to be called or contacted by the National Booking Service you can choose to opt out by clicking HERE. This preference can be changed at any time. If individuals wish to opt out of receiving similar communications from their GP, they need to contact the practice directly.

 

FOR OUR UKRAINIAN VISITORS

Ласка́во про́симо!  Welcome!

Vaccination information information is available in both Ukrainian and Russian for the following groups:

Adults with a weakened immune system: Russian and Ukrainian

Spring boosters: Russian and Ukrainian

Guide for older adults: Russian and Ukrainian

Easy read guide for pregnant, childbearing or breastfeeding women: Russian and Ukrainian

Guides for children aged 12 to 17 years: Russian and  Ukrainian

Guides for parents and carers of  children aged 5 to 11 years: Russian and Ukrainian