Please see the patient information leaflet regarding the Astra Zeneca (Oxford) Covid-19 Vaccination produced by Public Health Scotland. There is also a very informative leaflet produced by the Department of Health.
You can also visit the NHS Inform website for more information.
At this moment, the Culloden Medical Practice are vaccinating the under 65 at risk age group. This may include patients under the age of 30. We will not be vaccinating patients under the age of 30 NOT on an at risk register. This will be done by NHS Highland.
NHS Highland are looking at alternative Covid-19 vaccines for patients not eligible to receive the Astra Zeneca (Oxford) vaccination.
If you have a general query about the COVID-19 vaccine, please look on the NHS Inform website or telephone the National Helpline on 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. Vaccine rollout to the general public, based on age and underlying health conditions, has already started.
The Practice are responsible for vaccinating patients over the age of 65 and those patients who are at risk. Please see NHS Inform for list of underlying health conditions who are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination by the Practice. Any patient in the lower groupings, will be contacted directly by NHS Highland. There is no requirement to contact the Practice. If you are not able to attend the NHS Highland date/time for your Covid-19 vaccination, you can re-arrange or opt-out of your vaccination by visiting NHS Inform or telephone the COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013.
If you think you should have received an invitation to your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination appointment by now, or if you have lost your invitation letter, please provide the following information using this link or email NHS Highland directly on [email protected]
Please see NHS Highland website for further information regarding JCVI Groups.
From 8.00am on 26 April 2021, the online self-registration system for unpaid carers will no longer be available, but eligible unpaid carers will still be able to register for their coronavirus vaccine after this date, and are asked to do this through the COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013.
The criteria for accessing vaccination are as follows:
Aged between 18-29?
If you are aged between 18-29, you can now self-register for a Covid Vaccination. The registration service is available for 2 weeks, from 24 May until 4 June 2021. Vaccination appointments will start from mid-June. Please follow this link to register.
Certificates and proof of vaccination:
A service that allows people travelling abroad to access their record of vaccination status themselves has launched.
A vaccination status letter can be downloaded from the NHS Inform patient portal or – for those not online – requested in the post via a Freephone Covid Status Helpline 0808 196 8565.
Only those planning to travel to a country or territory where a record of vaccination status is needed as an entry requirement should download the record or request it.
While there are no countries currently requiring vaccination status to travel, international travel restrictions can change quickly requiring such measures to be in place.
The measures are intended to ease the burden on the NHS by removing the need for people to ask their GP for a status record.
As Scotland’s vaccination programme progresses, vaccination status will be replaced by digital Covid Status Certificates, which will include vaccination and testing data to be used for outbound international travel.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Gregor Smith said: “Given the risk of returning with infection, and especially of introducing new variants of the virus, we continue to be highly cautious about international travel. Everyone should continue to limit their travel abroad and while I understand the need for some people who want to reunite with family, when it comes to holidays, my advice continues to be play it safe and staycation this summer. For those that do need it, this new service will provide people with a record of their vaccination status for outbound international travel. They should only access their record if they are planning to travel within 21 days and it is a requirement of their destination.”
If you have never received a unique username, you can sign up for one by using the ‘recover username‘ option. Your username can be found on your invitation letter received by NHS Highland, not the Practice invitation letter. You will need to know when you first had your Covid Vaccination. If you are unable to give the exact date, please enter an approximate date. Please avoid calling the Practice for this information.
A Freephone Covid Status Helpline will allow people to get the record posted to them. It can be contacted on 0808 196 8565.
The Scottish Government continues to urge a highly cautious approach to international travel, given the risk of new variants. The four UK Chief Medical Officers have said that green-list status should be the exception, rather than the rule, with countries added to the list only where there are very good reasons for doing so.
If you are intending to travel abroad you should:
Many thanks for your ongoing patience and cooperation.
If you have any comments/suggestions/complaints, please direct these to [email protected]
As a Practice, we have devised a patient information leaflet regarding the wearing of face coverings in the Practice.
Please see attached for further information.
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If you are unable to keep your appointment please let us know as soon as possible.
If a GP has asked you to email the Practice with photographs because of the low-availability of face to face appointments due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, please send your email to [email protected] or click on this link. Please state your name and D.O.B. in the subject header. Please DO NOT email the Practice unless you have been asked to do so.