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 How to demonstrate your Covid-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad.

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 from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website 

  • 119 - by requesting a paper letter

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.



CCG Shutdown Training Dates

The Surgery will be closed for CCG training from 12.00 to 18.30 on the following dates. Please call 111 for routine enquires or 999 for emergencies. 

Thursday 29th July 2021

Travel Health

Please be advised that this surgery offers a basic travel health service which includes the free NHS travel injections:

Revaxis ( diptheria/tetanus/polio) protection lasts for 10 years. Hepatitis A (which is currently unavailable), Typhoid, and Cholera. MMR may be offered to some patients.

These can only be administered when a travel risk assessment form has been fully completed at least 1 week in advance of the Nurse appointment.  These forms can be obtained from Reception, or by printing off the attached form and returning it to Reception 1 week before a travel appointment. Travel risk assessment form

Individual patients will need to book a 20 minute appointment with a Nurse, with a further 10 minutes for other family members.

Vaccines take two to three weeks to become fully effective therefore it is sensible to book a travel consultation at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to travel. The consultation will include a general travel advice leaflet and printed country specific information obtained from http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Suggestions of where to obtain any other required travel vaccination ie yellow fever, rabies, Jap E, Hep B and malaria tablets are as follows

Springfield (Chelmsford) 01245 234040

Travel Health UK (Shenfield) 01277 200169

Springfield Hospital  01245 234134

Many chemists also offer a private travel health service.



 
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