Covid-19 Vaccine Booster
This is an additional dose of vaccine given after the protection provided by the original two vaccinations has naturally started to diminish. The booster is therefore given to help patients maintain the level of immunity for longer.
Third Primary Dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine
A third dose of the vaccine is identical to the first two doses. It offers more protection for patients with certain health conditions who have a weaker immune system. You should wait eight weeks after your second dose.
You will be contacted by the NHS or the CCG directly if you are eligible. The CCG letter will give clear booking details to enable you to book a suitable appointment time. The NHS letter/text asks you to contact your GP Surgery however our practice is not involved in the third vaccination programme.
The walk-in clinics that are administering the vaccine can be found here: https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/Primary3
Should you have any problems with locating a clinic please email the Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group at [email protected].
Accessing your vaccination status
Please do not contact our practice about your Covid-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your Covid-19 vaccination status.
The NHS COVID Pass allows you to demonstrate that you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine for international travel or when attending events. To qualify you need to have completed a full vaccination course which consists of two doses of either the AstraZeneca, Pfizer of Moderna.
For digital or a paper version of the Covid Pass either:
Download the NHS App:
Or visit the NHS Website for a Pass letter:
When you’re planning your travel, you should check all the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the Gov.uk website https://www.gov.uk/…/travel-abroad-from-england-during….
From 3 February 2022, children aged 12 and over can get a digital NHS COVID Pass for international travel, for more information see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-covid-pass#children
Getting tested for Coronavirus:
If you need to be tested for Covid-19 please see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/
Restrictions at LSMP for 2022
For the time being there will be no changes here at the surgery. Patients coming to the surgery will still need to wear a mask, use the hand sanitiser and socially distance. Out staff will continue to wear appropriate PPS.
Our consultations will continue, these might be offered as face to face, by phone or by video. It is worth noting that we are consulting with higher numbers of patients than we ever did before the pandemic, whilst also playing a big part in the vaccination programme too. Our doors are open but just in a different way.
We hope you will understand why we need to continue with these measures and keep the surgery as safe for everyone as we can. We have all come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid, let’s continue to stay safe together.
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