Proof of vaccination
Thank you for contacting the surgery enquiring about COVID vaccination certification.
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, (which is also valuable for ordering repeat prescriptions)
The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.
Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
COVID vaccination scams - please be aware that there are scam text messages being sent out advising patients to click on a link to book a covid vaccination. It then proceeds to ask you for your bank details - this is a scam, covid vaccinations are free to all so please do not give out your bank details if you receive a text asking for them.
14/5/21 - Covid vaccinations are now being offered by the Primary Care Network, which includes patients registered at either of the two Pershore or Upton GP surgeries. Texts we are currently being sent out to those eligible inviting patients to book an appointment at Upton surgery for their covid vaccination, via Accubook. You can choose to attend this or go to one of the vaccination centres.
12/5/21 - we are today writing to our patients vaccinated on 9 March 21 with details of their second vaccination on 28 May 21. We are coming to the end of vaccinating at the surgery so we may not be able to offer you an alternative date at Abbottswood; you may need to be prepared to go to Upton.
4/5/21 - The surgery is not currently offering any further first vaccinations, eligible patients are advised to book a vaccination appointment through the national booking system online or by calling 119.
We have today sent out letters containing second vaccination details for patients vaccinated on 24 February (for 12 May), and 26 February (for 14 May). If you had your first vaccination before 24 February and have not yet been offered your second vaccination then please contact us via an eConsult on the home page.
22/3/21 - we are now vaccinating our over 50s, those identified as being at higher risk and those who are shielding. We are due to vaccinate our patients who were vaccinated on 8th Jan on Friday 26th March.
10/03/21 - we are now vaccinating our over 55s and at risks and have run our first session for 2nd vaccines. This was for patients vaccinated on 21st December. For the handful of patients on 31 December you should hear soon, if not already, regarding your follow up vaccination. We will then be in touch with our patients who were vaccinated on 8 Jan once delivery date has been confirmed but it is usually around the 11 week mark. Please do not contact us to enquire when your second vaccine will be as our telephone lines need to be kept free for patients with medical needs.
22/2/21 - we are currently vaccinating our 65 years and older population and patients with underlying health conditions - our clinics are currently booked. We will soon be writing to our patients vaccinated on 21st December 2020 with news regarding the second vaccine.
8/2/21 - we are hoping to complete vaccination of our 70 years and over and shielding patients on Friday 12th February.
20/1/21 We have now started booking in 75-80 year olds (Group 3) and completing our over 80s and care workers. We will contact you to book your appointment when we have the vaccine.
13/1/21 We are still vaccinating our over 80 year olds but hope to complete this group soon.
- We believe patients are receiving letters offering you a covid vaccination at Birmingham or Bristol. it is entirely optional whether you wish to travel for your vaccination at one of these super centres. We will continue to call our patients in as per the government guidelines risk grouping.
31/12/20 - Following announcement yesterday we are having to postpone all 2nd COVID vaccinations. If you had an appointment booked for 11th January for your second vaccination you will be receiving a letter to inform you of the cancellation. We do not currently have a alternative date but it is important that our phone lines are kept free for patients with acute illness so please do not contact us regarding this, we will be in touch to reschedule when we have a date.
30/12/20 - Following the announcement on the approval of the Oxford - Astrazeneca vaccine, please be aware that we currently have no further information to relay to our patients other than we will be contacting you direct when we have the vaccine made available to us. Vaccinations will be prioritised according to the guidance issued by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation.
Please don't telephone the Practice to enquire about getting your vaccination if you think you are eligible - we will contact you with an invitation to book. Our telephone lines are extremely busy at present and we will need to ensure we are there for those patients who are acutely unwell. Many thanks to our wonderful patients for your understanding at this time.
Patient Information Links
COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for adults
What to expect after your COVID vaccination.
Why you are being asked to wait for your vaccination
If you experience side effects from the vaccination, you may wish to report them via the https://coronavirus-yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/ system.