Who is currently being vaccinated?
We are currently vaccinating patients aged 30 years and over. If you had not already been contacted, please contact the surgery to book an appointment.
You may also receive a letter from the National Booking Service inviting you to book at a Large Vaccination Centre. In the North East this is Newcastle’s Centre for Life and the NHS Nightingale Hospital North East, Sunderland with a third Large Vaccination Centre location opening in Durham opening soon.
People may wish to wait a little while until they receive an invitation from their own GP practice as this is likely to be closer to where they live and might be more convenient depending on individual circumstances. We know people are very keen to have their vaccine but remember it might be more convenient to wait for your local vaccination service run by GPs to get in touch. People should not be worried about travelling to a large vaccination centre, everyone in the priority cohorts who wants to have a vaccination from their local GP vaccination service if they wish. If you want to wait to be called by your local GP vaccination service then don’t respond to the national booking service invitation.
The way the cohorts are being invited may result in a younger person with a underlying health condition being offered an appointment before someone in the over 65 year age group. This doesn’t mean you have been missed so please wait until the NHS contacts you.
Adult carers will receive an invitation to book a vaccination in either PCN sites or Mass Sites via the national booking service.
In the meantime, the message remains the same – the NHS will be in contact with you when the time is right for you to be invited for your vaccine. Please do not contact the NHS, please wait for the NHS to contact you.
COVID19 Vaccination Status
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
The practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you’re planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.