COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  1. a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  2. a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  3. a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you have any of the symptoms DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY.
Please contact 111 by phone or online NHS 111 online

COVID-19 Vaccinations

There are 2 main options to get vaccinated:

  1. The Plant Hill Clinic:
    Plant Hill Rd,
    Higher Blackley,
    M9 8LX
  2. A Mass Vaccination Centre:
    The nearest Mass Vaccination Centre offering COVID-19 Vaccinations (Pfizer, AstraZeneca & Moderna) is the Etihad Stadium:
    Ashton New Rd,
    M11 3FF

Both have prebookable appointments and walk in (Pop up) availability.

All adult patients are eligible for the vaccination.
Booster doses are available 6 months (182 days) after the second dose.

Please click here for further information regarding the difference between 3rd primary doses and booster doses

To arrange a vaccination at the local booking site please call
0800 092 4020 or 0161 947 0770 (Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm)

Please click here to see a list of COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Please click here for details of the next availability of the COVID-19 Vaccinations Clinics

You could also call 119 for more info about availability at the Etihad Stadium or other Mass Vacination Centres

Demonstrating COVID-19 status

Individuals in England who have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine can now get proof of their vaccination details and demonstrate their COVID-19 status for international travel using the NHS COVID Pass.

There are 3 options to demonstrate COVID-19 status:
via the NHS App (if you have full access to the App and are registered at a GP surgery), through NHS.UK or by letter from the 119 telephone service.

NHS COVID Pass for event trials

The NHS COVID Pass allows individuals to demonstrate their COVID-19 status at a series of event trials in England.

Attendees visiting one of the events will be asked to demonstrate their COVID-19 status when entering the event. Using the NHS COVID Pass will help streamline entry to the event and help gain access quickly.

By downloading the NHS App individuals can use the NHS COVID Pass to show their vaccination or Lateral Flow Test status to the event staff.

If individuals don’t have access to a computer or smartphone, they can order a copy of the NHS COVID Pass letter if they have been vaccinated by telephoning 119. The letter can take up to 5 working days to arrive.

Recording overseas vaccinations

It is not recommended that vaccine courses are repeated just so that individuals can be included in the NHS COVID Pass.

Currently only vaccines delivered in the UK can be accepted as evidence for UK COVID certification/ the NHS COVID Pass.

The Council of the European Union launched a COVID Passport Program called the European Union’s Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) on 1st July 2021. Any European individuals wishing to travel are expected to evidence their COVID-19 events history (including vaccinations, recovery and test results) would do so using EUDCC. Please click here for more information.

Currently only vaccines delivered in the UK will count towards UK COVID certification and the NHS is working on a solution for vaccinations adminsitered in other countries.

Patient queries about vaccination records

The Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS) aims 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.

If a member of the public believes they have missing or incorrect COVID-19 vaccination data, please call 119 and ask the call agent to make a referral to the VDRS team on their behalf.

The VDRS team will then call the person back within five working days.

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