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Covid boosters

Covid boosters are given a minimum of 6 months after your 2nd dose.  If you had your first vaccines at St. Leonards, the hub will send you an appointment or an invitation for your booster.

The NHS will also send a reminder to book, which you can do via 119 if you want to go to a different centre.

Certain immunocompromised patients (identified by hospital consultants) are being invited for a 3rd Primary Dose, which is offered at a minimum of 8 weeks after your 2nd dose.

See who is eligible for a booster here:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-booster-vaccine/

 

Flu vaccination 2021

Are you registered with us, eligible for a flu jab but not had or booked it yet? Please contact us to book into our very last clinic.  There is a slight delay with our last few vaccines to be delivered so we are offering these on Tuesday 30th November at the surgery. (If you already have an appointment at The Allendale Centre, this is going ahead, we have your vaccine.) To book, email qjs.vaccs@dorsetgp.nhs.uk or leave a message on 01202 885178 (please leave the normal lines for unwell patients). Unlike covid vaccination, you don’t need to wait for an invite!

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Click here to find out who should have the flu vaccination

View your Covid vaccinations

 

You can view your covid vaccinations on the NHS App – please make sure you are looking at the NHS App, not the NHS Covid-19 App!

Click here to see how to sign up to NHS App to see your covid vac data

Please note, the Covid Pass is not available when using Linked Profiles/Proxy Access – individuals must have their own NHS App login.  You can share a phone or device but will need a unique email address to sign up to the NHS App.

Click here to see more information about the NHS App

(If you use the App to check your surgery appointments, please be aware that telcons may look like a face2face appointments – if you have booked a telcon, please do not attend the surgery but wait for your call.)

View your covid vaccinations on the NHS COVID Pass, within the NHS App

  • Log in to the App
  • Click on ‘Get your NHS COVID Pass’ under Popular services
  • Click on ‘Travel’
  • Click on the green box ‘COVID-19 records found’ Show details
  • You will now see details of your covid vaccinations – scroll left and right to see both vaccines.

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ INFORMATION ABOUT THE NHS COVID PASS HERE

Alternatively you can use the NHS website to see your Covid pass here:

or you can request a paper copy by calling 119.

If you had your vaccination(s) abroad –  you can send us proof of vaccination (email to qjs.vaccs@dorsetgp.nhs.uk) and we will add to your GP record (your name and date of birth have to match your GP record) but this will not currently show in the NHS App.  We are waiting for a solution from NHS Digital.

If you had your vaccination(s) in another UK country. You can send us proof of vaccination (email to qjs.vaccs@dorsetgp.nhs.uk) and we will add to your GP record but this will not currently show in the NHS App.

To get your Covid-19 status for vaccines given in Scotland click here

To get your Covid-19 status for vaccines given in Wales click here

To get your Covid-19 status for vaccines given in Northern Ireland click here

If you had your vaccination(s) at our GP Hub at St. Leonards Hospital, more than 2 weeks ago, and it does not show in the App, please email your full name, date of birth and date of vaccination to qjs.vaccs@dorsetgp.nhs.uk.  When it has been verified it will be added to the App and your GP record.

If you had your vaccination(s) at another vaccination centre in England, more than 2 weeks ago, and it does not show in the App  – we are unable to verify or add any vaccinations given at other UK hubs but we can pass your query to NHS Digital. Please email your full name, date of birth and date and place of vaccination, type ie AstraZeneca or Pfizer and if it was a 1st, 2nd or both to qjs.vaccs@dorsetgp.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Covid Restriction Update 7th July 2021

Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.

From the 19th July nothing will change at the surgery – we strongly request that patients continue to wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery. Staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong not to take these small precautions that can protect people.

In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, by e consult and by video), as well as contributing to over 1,005,000 covid vaccines given in Dorset so far.

The Quarter Jack Surgery has come so far in trying to minimise the impact of covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe as we can for ALL patients. Thank you for your continued co-operation.

 

Covid Vaccination Charity

Many of us are aware of how well the UK Covid Vaccination Campaign is progressing. The development of the vaccine is a testament to our UK science and pharmaceutical industry, the wealth of our nation and our Governments forward investment.

The story Globally does not reflect the same success but highlights the inequalities, the financial power of developed nations, poor public health services in developing countries and limited vaccine supplies.

It is also apparent that until we have vaccinated the whole world we cannot truly feel safe. Un-vaccinated populations are exposed to the effects of Covid-19, the economic hardship and the risk of new variants.

The risk of Covid-19 and the benefits of the Covid-19 vaccination are truly global.

Multiple vaccines have been developed globally and thus we are hopeful vaccine supplies will become more readily available.

The Astra Zeneca vaccine developed in Oxford was always intended to be an affordable vaccine – estimated at $2-3/dose allowing for an affordable Global Vaccine Effort.

If you feel you would like to share your vaccine success with others less fortunate please visit the following site allowing you to make a donation to the WHO Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

 https://www.cafonline.org/home/covid-19-fund

The Quarter Jack Surgery and the St Leonards Vaccination Site Supports the WHO Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Thank you for your support.

We are still here for you

Whilst routine services in the NHS are restricted we wanted to remind you that we are still here for you.

If you have persisting or potentially serious symptoms please do not delay in seeking help from us.

If you have a chronic condition that is overdue a review, we would like to hear from you so as to arrange care.

We can review you by phone or video, and if we do need to see you we can arrange to do so safely.