Covid-19 Vaccination

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  DELIVERING THE VACCINATION PROGRAMME LOCALLY  TOGETHER FOR DEVON

NHS ENGLAND INFORMATION    WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE    WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN HAVING YOUR VACCINE

07.06.2021

If you're planning to travel abroad, you may need to show proof that you're vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19). This is your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Some countries may also ask for a negative COVID-19 test result. Always check the entry requirements for the country you're visiting before you book your travel. There is step by step travel advice on GOV.UK.

You can get your COVID-19 vaccination status if all the following apply:

  • you've had 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • you were vaccinated at a GP surgery, vaccination centre or hospital in England
  • you're aged 16 or older

Children under the age of 16 cannot get a COVID-19 vaccination status. They may need to show a negative test result instead. Check the entry requirements for the country you’re visiting.

If you were vaccinated as part of a trial, you cannot currently get a vaccination status.

Please download the NHS to view and download your COVID-19 vaccination status.

NHS APP

01.06.2021

Our final clinics at the Exmouth Tennis Centre will be in June.  If you have had your first vaccine at the Exmouth Tennis Centre but not received your second then please phone the practice on 01395 441212 after 10.00am to book your appointment.

Astra Zeneca (Oxford) Vaccine:  Thursday 3rd June 2021, 8.00am-1.00pm

Pfizer Vaccine: Wednesday 16th June 2021, 8.00am-10.00am

13.03.2021

As a practice and as part of the local Primary Care Network we are now nearing the end of the First Phast Priority Groups and this week have began inviting patients from Cohorts 7, 8 and 9 which is "all those 50 years of age and over".  

Please do attend for a vaccine appointmennt if invited.  NHS England have advised that the Covid-19 Vaccine is safe and effective and will give you the best protection against coronavirus.

17.02.2021

It was realised this morning that a small number of patients from Cohort 7 were invited for a Covid Vaccination incorrectly.   

We do apologise for our error and any distress this may have caused to our patients.

The practice is currently inviting patients who are in Cohort 5 (over 65 - 69 years) and Cohort 6 (16-65 years old with underlying health conditions) . 

Once again , we are sorry for any distress this may have caused and thank you very much for your understanding.

16.02.2021

Having successfully vaccinated those over 80 years of age, we have turned our attention to making safe all those over 70 years and those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable. This has only been made possible by the tireless combined efforts of the teams from ten East Devon Practices:

  • Claremont Medical Practice
  • Raleigh Surgery
  • Haldon House Surgery
  • Imperial Medical Practice
  • Rolle Medical Partnership
  • Budleigh Salterton Medical Centre
  • Woodbury Surgery
  • Honiton Surgery
  • Coleridge Medical Centre
  • Sid Valley Practice

Working together, we have conducted clinics at Exmouth Tennis Centre, Elderly Care Homes, Learning Disability Care Homes and home visits to our housebound patients.  This combined effort has delivered over 25,000 vaccine doses - with our highest daily total being over 3,000 doses in a single day!

We are delighted to let you know that we have been able to open up our invitations to both cohort 5 (over 65 - 69 years) and cohort 6 (16-65 years old with underlying health conditions).

Many people in cohort 5 will have already received a letter from NHS England inviting them to attend a Mass Vaccination Site. As with previous invitations, if you wish to take them up on this offer, follow the instructions on the letter. If not, you can ignore this letter and await your invitation to Exmouth Tennis Centre.

We have been receiving a lot of queries from people about when their second dose might be. We have been working with NHS England to ensure that everyone will have their second dose of the vaccine by 12 weeks. We are pleased to report that this supply has been confirmed and practices will be in touch in the coming weeks to book second doses!

Thank you for your patience as we continue working to get everyone vaccinated as quickly and safely as we can.  Your kind words of support and encouragement for our team, including our amazing local volunteers, are wonderful to receive so thank you!

07.02.2021

As a practice we are now inviting patients from Group 4 of the First Phase of the Priorty Groups for the Vaccine Programme.  Group 4 includes patients who are 70 plus and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (ie those patients who have been requested to shield).

Last week we began to visit and administer the vaccine to our patients who are housebound.

24.01.2021 

We are continuing to invite patients our over 80s age group for a Covid Vaccination at the Exmouth Tennis Centre and will shortly be inviting those patients in the next age group.  Thank you very much for all the positive feedback - it has been really encouraging to hear that you have found the process very easy.  

Last week a team from the practice visited our 5 local care homes.  The majority of their residents and care home staff have now had their first vaccination.

This week we will continue to invite and see our patients at the Exmouth Tennis Centre and we have been advised we are now able to plan to see our housebound patients.

18.01.2021

Many of you may receive a letter from NHS England inviting you for a Covid Vaccination at the nearest large scale vaccination centre.

If you choose to have a vaccine at one of these centres the practice will recieve information once it has been administered and the details automatically entered into your medical records.

The practice will continue to invite all our patients unless we receive notification that you have had your vaccination at an alternative site.

01.01.2021 - Now that I have been vaccinated, is it OK for me to mix with others?

Once you have had the 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should give you good protection from coronavirus. But it may take a week or two for your body to build up some protection. You also need to have the 2 doses of the vaccine to give you longer lasting protection. Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective – some people may still get COVID-19 despite having a vaccination, but this should be less severe.

To protect yourself and your family, friends and colleagues you still need to:

  • follow the current guidance
  • practice social distancing
  • wear face coverings and PPE in line with the guidance
  • wash your hands carefully and frequently
17.12.2020

Budleigh is part of a group of 10 East Devon Practices who have joined together to deliver the Covid-Vaccination to all our patients from the Exmouth Tennis Centre in Withycombe Road,  Exmouth.

The practice will contact those eligible for the vaccine as per the government guidelines.  Patient do not need to contact the medical centre.  

On Thursday 17th December 2020 Budleigh and Sidmouth were together vaccinating 332 patients - 114 from our surgery.  Those patients will come back for their second dose on 7th January 2021.    Advice is that you may not be protected until at least seven days after your second dose of vaccine.