For vaccine queries email [email protected] or call 01372 232001. PLEASE NOTE – we cannot add vaccine data for a vaccination administered outside our organisation.
We have walk in appointments available for Pfizer at Leatherhead Hospital KT22 8SD on Wednesdays 5.30pm – 8.00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 1pm. PLEASE NOTE – current guidelines state 8 weeks between doses.
Astra Zeneca vaccines produced in India
There have been concerns raised in the media that EU countries will not recognise the validity of specific batches of vaccine produced in India. The following statement was produced (7 July):
The Government has confirmed that no Covishield vaccines have been administered in the UK and that all AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK appear on the NHS COVID Pass as Vaxzevria. The NHS COVID Pass is the digital version of individuals’ proof of COVID-19 vaccine status, which has been available for international travel since May. The European Medicines Agency has authorised this vaccine and the Government is confident that travel will not be affected. The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate is currently for EU citizens only, or third country nationals legally staying or resident in the EU.
Information for patients about how to get an online or paper version of the NHS COVID Pass is on the NHS website.
Overview of service:
To date, COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered from hospital hubs, local vaccination sites (LVS) run by a mixture of primary care networks, GP Federations and community pharmacies and large-scale venues known as mass vaccination (MVS).
GP Health Partners Ltd, on behalf of it’s local practices has operated from Epsom Racecourse as a local vaccination site (LVS) delivering COVID-19 vaccines for patients registered at our practices in accordance with the schedule set by government in terms of priority groups for vaccination.
Unlike mass vaccination sites who send letters or book online via the NHS website, our patients have been invited to book via text message or via a telephone booking. Our text invites look like this and come from the GP Hub. You will be invited inline with the phases set by government dependent on your age and other risk factors.
Unlike mass vaccination sites, we are unable to book your first and second appointments at the same time, however, you will be recalled within 12 weeks for your second dose. It is helpful if you ensure that your mobile number held by your practice is current so we can contact you easily when your time comes.
We will be departing from Epsom racecourse on Friday 14th May and relocating initially at Leatherhead Hospital whilst we explore other suitable venues in the local area in the longer term. You will still be recalled within the required timeframe for your second dose and do not need to get in touch unless you have exceeded the 12 weeks. Our colleagues at the mass vaccination site who worked alongside us at the racecourse will be relocating to Sandown Racecourse at the same time. We have no access to their booking system so cannot rearrange existing appointments made with them.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination programme, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/