St Johns Medical Centre is part of

Altrincham Healthcare Alliance PCN logo linked to their website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Service

Altrincham Healthcare Alliance Primary Care Network which includes Altrincham Medical Practice, Park Medical Practice, Shay Lane Medical Centre (Drs Kelman, Cranston, Naylor, Haslam and Connell) 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 are currently inviting patients for COVID-19 boosters in line with the latest NHS guidance

Please only attend the COVID-19 vaccination clinics if you have been contacted by your GP practice and have a confirmed appointment. We are currently experiencing high numbers of calls regarding the vaccination programme. Please avoid contacting your GP practice and be assured that the practice will contact you to book an 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.

A map showing Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre

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.

Please remember:

  • 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
  • DO:
    • 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.

YouTube video

For further information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

The Deaf Charity, SignHealth, has provided Coronavirus information in British Sign Language

YouTube video

OTHER COVID UPDATES

LONG COVID

For some people, COVID-19 can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes called ‘post-COVID-19 syndrome’ or ‘long COVID.’ For advice regarding recovery from COVID, please click here. And for additional information please see here

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 COVID-19 vaccination status, patients can access the free NHS COVID Pass online, via the NHS App or by phone (calling 119) The pass is also available in other formats including audio, big print and Braille.

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