- Having a vaccine is the best way to protect you from coronavirus and will save thousands of lives.
- If you are over 70 and haven’t yet been invited for your first COVID vaccine, you can now book by visiting www.nhs.uk/book-a-coronavirus-vaccination/enter-your-name or by calling 119 or contact your GP practice directly. You no longer need a letter.
- The national service allows you to book an appointment at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy but not at a GP practice. .
- There are now more than 200 sites across London providing the lifesaving vaccination, and more are going live all the time.
COVID Vaccination programme Update: We are now open to patients on the National booking System.
We are now inviting all our eligible patients to book for their first dose to our practice vaccination programme which will be at our Westwood Masonic Centre (Welling) Vaccination Site, using the national booking system. You can access the National booking system using the link below Book a coronavirus vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk), or by logging on to the National booking system using your search engine or call our support team 0208 269 3419. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Westwood Masonic Centre (Welling) Vaccination Site. Bellgrove Road, DA16 3RD
Proof of vaccination
Over recent weeks, we have seen an increase in the number of requests to GP practices, hospitals, pharmacies and to the CCG directly from patients who would like a letter or certificate as proof of their Covid vaccination. Common reasons given are because people are planning foreign travel or to return to their workplaces. South East London CCG and our healthcare provider organisations across Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark are not able to provide people with proof of Covid vaccination. There is no national policy for the NHS to do this, and we recognise the ‘vaccination passports’ debate as politically contentious. We are therefore not able to act in contradiction to the national position. Also, our healthcare providers are working very hard at this time to deliver the Covid vaccination programme in addition to the ongoing care of our patients, and do not have sufficient resources to supply individuals with such letters. Our recommendation to people who would like proof of their vaccination is threefold:
1. Keep your Covid vaccination card safe and use this as proof of your vaccination
2. If you have a smartphone, take a photograph of your Covid vaccination card so that you have a copy if you lose the card or if you forget to bring it
3. Download the NHS App via Google Play or the AppStore. Information available at: https://www.nhsapp.service.nhs.uk/login. This will give you access to your medical records, where you can print, take a screenshot or show your record of vaccination