Coronavirus/Covid19

Vaccine clinic

Upcoming clinics

We have upcoming Covid booster clinics across our Aldeburgh, Alderton and Orford sites:
  • Monday 16th May
  • Tuesday 17th May
  • Wednesday 18th May
  • Thursday 19th May
 
Who is Eligible?
  • adults aged 75 years and over
  • residents in a care home for older adults
  • individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed

and

  • at least 91 days since last booster dose - closer to 182 days gives an optimal response
 
We additionally have clinics for 5-11 year olds only:
  • Friday 20th May - Orford
  • Friday 27th May - Alderton
 
Please only call the surgery to book if you meet the eligibility criteria. Texts have been sent to eligible patients.
More dates will follow and will be posted to the website and Facebook page.

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Covid vaccine update

Covid Vaccine Update 01.03.2022
 
We are delighted to be able to offer the Covid (Pfizer) vaccine to all patients aged 12yrs old and over
 
We are offering 1st, 2nd, 3rd (for Immunocompromised) & Booster doses. 
 
Guidance: 
 
12 - 17yrs due 2nd dose, must be 12 weeks from their 1st dose, unless in an at risk category and this can be done from 8 weeks. 
 
18yrs and older if due a 2nd dose, must be 8 weeks from their 1st dose. 
 
Currently only 18yrs+ are eligible for a Booster dose and this can be done 12 weeks after the 2nd dose. 
 
Please check online for available appointments or alternatively please call our Care Navigators after 11am to book.  
 
Please also see this link for a location of clinics for vaccinations for 12-15 year olds.
 
Very Best Wishes, 
The Peninsula Practice 

NHS Covid Pass

How to access the NHS COVID Pass

Access the NHS COVID Pass through the NHS App

You can access your NHS COVID Pass through the free NHS App on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 status will be shown within the NHS App.

You need to be registered with a GP in England to use the NHS App. If you’re not registered with a GP, you can still access the NHS COVID Pass via the NHS website (NHS.UK) or via 119 (select the ‘NHS COVID Pass service’) to request a letter.

We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel. For access via the NHS App you do not need to contact your GP.

The NHS App is not the same as the NHS COVID-19 app.

You can request an NHS COVID Pass letter:

  • via the NHS website
  • by calling 119 (select the ‘NHS COVID Pass service’) if you do not have access to a smartphone, computer or tablet

We are not able to provide you with a letter of your Covid vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your Covid vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

If you have tested positive in the last 14 days and use the NHS app, you will not be able to download your Covid pass until 14 days since you registered your positive result.

 

Missing or incorrect COVID-19 vaccination data?

If you believe you have missing or incorrect Covid vaccination data on your NHS app or on your GP record, please call 119 and ask the agent to make a referral to the Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS).

The service has been set up to resolve missing or incorrect vaccination records for people vaccinated in England who have a current NHS number and are registered with a GP practice in England.

The VDRS team will call you back within five working days to discuss your records.

 

Further information

You can get further information about proof of Covid status at this NHS website.

Information about Covid status via the NHS app can be found here.

To get an NHS Covid pass letter, please follow this link to the NHS website.

Overseas Covid Vaccinations

To register your overseas vaccinations, you’ll need to book an appointment at a selected list of vaccination centres across England.

Book an appointment to register your overseas vaccination with the NHS.

Staff are not able to register your overseas vaccinations unless you book in advance.

Details of your overseas vaccination will then be recorded in the National Immunisation Management System.

If you’re registered with a GP in England and were vaccinated in Scotland, Wales or the Isle of Man, you do not need to book an appointment at a vaccination centre. Those registered with a GP in England who received Novavax, Valneva and Medicago vaccinations administered in the UK can also access an NHS COVID Pass.

Learning disability and coronavirus

Easy Read documents about Coronavirus/Covid- 19 have been designed for people with Learning Disabilites.

Please click on the links to the right to access these documents.

Mencap

 The Mencap website contains a number of easy read guides on aspects of coronavirus, including information about the vaccine, face coverings, the latest rules around Christmas and social distancing among many other topics.

For more information please click on this link.

NHS England

Suspected Covid-19 Important Information To Keep You Safe While Isolating At Home

The attached leaflet is for patients with suspected Covid who have not been admitted to hospital and will be isolating at home.

Please click this link to open.

Connect for Health Community Connectors

If you feeling anxious, lonely or low in mood or have practical issues you are struggling to deal with, our Social Prescribing Community Connectors are available to listen, signpost you to suitable services and offer support during this difficult time.

Aldeburgh Area - Please call Rachel Nightingale 07741 625 363 or Jon Evans 07917 441 793

www.accessct.org

Alderton, Hollesley & Orford Area - Please call Dominique Dale 07790 922 228  

www.shaw-trust.org.uk

Please click on this link to for more information about Connect For Health Community Connectors. 

Connect For Health.pdf

CONNECT FOR HEALTH

24/7 Mental Health Helpline

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has set up a 24/7 helpline offering immediate support for mental health difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic.

It is available to members of the public of any age, regardless of whether they are an existing NSFT service user. 

The helpline is available on 0808 1963494

Callers will hear a recorded message instructing them to press either 1 or 2, depending on whether they are a professional or member of the public, and will then be connected to a mental health practitioner.

Click on link to find out more.

 

N&SFT

RCPCH

Advice for Parents During Pandemic

Whilst Covid 19 is infectious to children, it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.

Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured.

Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done.

Please click on this link helplful advice.

Covid19_Advice_for_Parents_When_Child_Unwell_or_Injured_Poster.pdf

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