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.
JCVI advises that the first priorities for the COVID-19 vaccination programme should be the prevention of mortality and the maintenance of the health and social care systems. As the risk of mortality from COVID-19 increases with age, prioritisation is primarily based on age. The order of priority for each group in the population corresponds with data on the number of individuals who would need to be vaccinated to prevent one death, estimated from UK data obtained from March to June 2020
The Practice are responsible for vaccinating patients in groups 1-6 only. 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.
If you are an unpaid carer, you can self-register with NHS Inform. There is NO requirement to contact the Practice. The Practice will receive a WEEKLY report of any patients who have registered and you will be invited in for a Covid-19 Vaccination as soon as possible. Please remember that this is a WEEKLY report, and may take up to one week to make contact with you.
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:
Certificates and proof of vaccination:
The Scottish Government will be informing the public not to contact thier GP Practices to ask for a Covid vaccination passport or status certificate as it will not be possible for the Practice to provide any standard document. International certification standards have not yet been agreed. The Scottish Government are working with the other UK Nations and with the World Health Organisation to agree on potential future COVID certification requirements for international travel. As part of this, they are developing a technical solution that could allow people to access their COVID vaccination status directly.
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.