Altrincham Healthcare Alliance Primary Care Network which includes Altrincham Medical Practice, Park Medical Practice, Shay Lane Medical Centre (Drs Kelman, Cranston, Naylor, Haslam, Connell and Pathak) and St Johns Medical Centre is administering vaccines at Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre, 31-33 Market Street, Altrincham WA14 1PF.
Our GP practices are committed to delivering the COVID-19 vaccination to our patients.
We will shortly be inviting patients for COVID-19 boosters in line with NHS guidance. The booster is offered to patients if it’s been at least six months since their second COVID-19 vaccination
Details regarding the vaccination of young people aged 16 and 17 and children aged 12-15 can be found here
Please be assured that we will continue to work through official priority groupings in line with NHS England guidance – starting with the most vulnerable – and will be in touch as soon as possible. Please only attend the COVID-19 vaccination clinics if you have been contacted by your GP practice and have a confirmed appointment.
Please avoid contacting your GP practice regarding your COVID-19 booster appointment. Please be assured that the GP practice will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please only attend clinics if you have a confirmed appointment.
Information regarding the Covid-19 vaccination is being constantly updated – see www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
ATTENDING YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION APPOINTMENT
How to get to Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre:
The pedestrian entrance is on Market Street.
Car parking: the free underground car park can be accessed from Greenwood Street with priority being given to Blue Badge holders . A lift connects the car park to the medical centre on the first floor.
Car parking system at Greenwood Street: take a ticket to open the barrier to the car park. Follow the signs for patient/disabled parking. Access from the car park to St Johns Medical Centre is via stairs or lift (press ‘1’ for first floor). Following your appointment, please make your way to the ground floor ‘welcome desk’ via stairs or lift (press ‘0’ for ground floor) where you need to exchange your ticket with a validated exit ticket to operate the car park exit barrier.
Patients receiving the COVID-19 vaccination are also able to access free parking for up to one hour at the Stamford Quarter car park (M&S). Having obtained a coin token on entering the car park, this will need to be authorised after your appointment at the ground floor ‘welcome desk’ at Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre to enable your exit.
- If you are unable to make the appointment, you will have to wait for a follow-up invitation
- There will unfortunately not be time for you to ask about prescriptions or other medical issues
- Bring your patient letter/proof of text with you to your appointment
- Wear a mask and respect the social distancing advice
- Wear appropriate clothing to help the clinician administer the vaccination quickly
- DO NOT:
- DO NOT attend the appointment if you have a temperature or feel unwell
- DO NOT arrive early for your appointment
- DO NOT drive immediately after your vaccination. All those receiving the Pfizer vaccine will be asked to wait for 15 mins in a waiting area at the Health and Wellbeing Centre
Our ‘walk through’ video:
One of the GP Partners at St Johns Medical Centre has created a ‘walk through’ video which may be useful to all those with confirmed appointments who are unfamiliar with the venue.
For further information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
OTHER COVID VACCINE UPDATES
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS DONE OUTSIDE OF THE UK – SEPTEMBER 2021
At the moment vaccines administered overseas cannot be recorded in the UK National Immunisation Management system (NIMS) This is the system used to show your vaccination status in the NHS app. Therefore any “overseas” vaccination certificate and request of a vaccination passport is not currently available from the NHS. This is not something specific to St Johns Medical Centre but to all practices in the UK. There are thousands of patients across the UK affected by this. The NHS app and NIMS system are both systems over which we have no control and cannot edit information. This issue is being worked on at a national level with an update expected but there is no confirmed date for this. We will update our website as we know more.
NHS COVID PASS AND TRAVEL
To demonstrate proof of their COVID-19 vaccination, patients can access the NHS Covid Pass via the NHS App, via the NHS website or by calling the NHS helpline on 119 and selecting ‘NHS COVID Pass’ to request a letter.
NHS appointment cards cannot be used to demonstrate vaccination status. Please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status For full details click here
See full details regarding the NHS Covid Pass via this link
Please visit the NHS website for the latest detail on the COVID-19 vaccination www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination