NHS COVID Pass
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 through the NHS COVID Pass service from:
You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 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. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.
When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.
Patient information leaflets
Covid 19 vaccination: a Guide for Adults leaflet
What to expect after my COVID vaccine
Covid vaccination: A guide for women of childbearing age, pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding
Regulatory 174 authorisation and detailed information for vaccine recipients
When will a vaccine be available?
We are delighted to be able to offer all patients over the age of 18 the coronavirus vaccination which should give you protection from Coronavirus.
Your 2nd vaccine will be offered at 8 weeks. Please watch out for a text message to book your 2nd vaccination, if you have not heard from us and it is longer than 8 weeks since your 1st vaccination, please ring the surgery.
Supplies of the vaccine are currently limited; therefore it is crucial that you attend your appointment.
For information for patients attending the practice for the COVID vaccine please see here.
Who will get a vaccine?
The vaccine has been offered to those at greatest risk from Covid19 - all our patients aged 18 and over have been invited. Our invites have been sent out based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations which is available here.
We are now on Phase 2 which is our 18 - 49 year olds. Please watch out for your invite and book yourself in whilst appointments are available as stock is in limited supply. If you have not received your invite, please contact the surgery asap.
Where can I get a vaccine?
Arrangements have been put in place to offer vaccines from a number of different locations as more supplies become available. We are able to offer the vaccine at Bankfield Surgery, we will text/call you to invite you to our clinic when it is your turn.
We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:
- Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a 2nd vaccine - we will contact you at 8 weeks when it’s the right time to you to have yours - if it is longer than 8 weeks since your 1st vaccine please contact the surgery
- Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
- Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives