Coronavirus

COVID Booster Jab

Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago.

Most people can:

  • book a vaccination appointment online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
  • go to a walk-in vaccination site to get vaccinated without needing an appointment
  • wait to be contacted by a local NHS service such as a GP surgery and book an appointment with them

Or phone 119 to book your Covid vaccination booster jab.

Your COVID Pass

An NHS COVID Pass shows your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination details or test results. This is your COVID-19 status.

You may be asked to show your pass to travel abroad, or at events and venues in England asking for proof of your COVID-19 status.

For information on how to get your COVID pass click on the link below. Here you can also find useful guidance on how to get a pass if you are in the armed forces or have been vaccinated in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/

COVID-19 medical exemptions: proving you are unable to get vaccinated

How to apply for official proof that, for medical reasons, you’re unable to be vaccinated or unable to be vaccinated and tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-medical-exemptions-proving-you-are-unable-to-get-vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have had a Covid vaccination(s) in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and have since moved to Spilsby Surgery you will need to phone 119 and ask the call agent to make a referral to the Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS).  The VDRS team will then call you back within 5 working days.

https://www.nhs.uk/contact-us/vaccine-record-help/

If you have had a COVID vaccine in a foreign country.
A new service is due to be launched which will allow for the recording of COVID vaccinations administered in a foreign country and have these recorded in the National Immunisation Management Service (NIMS). Although the surgery can record a vaccination received in a foreign country in a patient’s record, until this is recorded in NIMS it will not show in the NHS app or NHS COVID pass app. This new service is due to be launched December 2021.  We cannot offer any further advice until we are updated ourselves.  Vaccinations administered in foreign countries are not currently recognised in the NHS app or COVID pass app.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/tell-nhs-about-coronavirus-vaccinations-abroad/

A third primary vaccination is available for people who have a weakened immune system/are immunosuppressed when they had their first two doses. Appointments for third primary vaccinations are not bookable, however, you can walk into either of the Mass Vaccination Centres at PRSA Mass Vaccination Centre, Boston PE21 7PB, or at the Lincolnshire Showground Mass Vaccination Centre, Lincoln LN2 2NA.  Please take your NHS letter with you to confirm your eligibility.

If you are immunosuppressed and therefore eligible for a 3rd primary dose but have already received a booster vaccination you do not need to do anything. The booster jab will be automatically changed to a third primary dose.

Contact the surgery, you can use our contact form on this website, and inform us when, where and what vaccinations you were given, including the batch number. This should be available on the card you were given at the time of your vaccination. We will then contcat the relevant department to get your record updated.

When you attend a clinic, either by appointment or walk in, and would like to know the details/ingredients of the vaccination you are being offered, please ask the person vaccinating you.  If they are unable to answer then you should request to speak with the lead GP at the vaccination site who will be able to answer your question.