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Covid Vaccination Information

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is our best defence against the virus.

The vaccine is highly effective against the virus causing symptoms and it is currently being rolled out across Birmingham and Solihull to priority groups.

Everybody over the age of 18 is eligible for the COVID 19 vaccination. We have invited all registered patients in this cohort who we have contact details for. If you are over 18 or have family & friends over 18 please help us protect your loved ones and encourage them to book an appointment by calling 119 or visiting https://nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

Full information about the vaccine including how to book into the vaccination centre’s can be found on the official website: https://www.birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/ an easy read leaflet can be found here

We are currently contacting patients, as per government guidelines, to offer patients their first dose of the covid vaccination. Please do not call the practice as we are experiencing high volumes of calls. You will be invited when eligible.

Anyone under 40 years of age are required to have the Pfizer vaccination and so the appointments we can offer our based on availability.

We have invited everyone over the age of 30 and are in the process of calling our patients aged 18 to 29 to offer Pfizer vaccinations when they become available. This may be at short notice.

Our vaccinations are currently taking place at Harborne Medical Practice, 4 Yorke Street, Harborne. If possible please complete this Covid-pre-vaccination-questionnaire-22FEB21 and take it along to your appointment.

Harborne Medical Centre have created a stand by list, this is for any patients in groups 1-9 who would be available to attend at very short notice at the end of the day when a vaccine vial has been opened but not finished. This is to prevent wastage. This is only likely to be a handful of doses on days when clinics are in progress. You would need to be able to attend within 10-20 minutes of a phone call inviting you in. If you would like to be added to the stand by list click here.

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:

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores

  • the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access these 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 had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This 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.