COVID BOOSTERS AVAILABLE NOW
|Saturday 8th January||08:30 – 16:00|
|Weds 12th January||14:00 – 19:00|
|Thurs 13th January||08:30 – 13:30|
|Fri 14th January||14:00 – 19:00|
|Mon 17th January||14:00 – 19:00|
|Sat 22nd January||08:30 – 16:30|
|Tues 25th January||13:00 – 19:00|
|Thurs 27th January||13:00 – 19:00|
To book your appointment, please go to – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
Alternatively we do accept walk-ins.
Location – Holme Valley Memorial Hospital, Holmfirth
Eligibility for boosters – It must be 3 months (no earlier) since you had your 2nd Covid vaccine, and you must be over 18 years old – more details here
If you have a question about COVID vaccinations, please read the Covid Vaccination FAQs
Access via NHS app from May 17th
Register on NHS app now (guide below)
Contact 119 if you need a letter for foreign travel
Please Do NOT contact your GP.
A quick guide on how to register for an NHS app is available here
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet, available to download here. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your 2 dose course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.
Please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. We cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
Booster vaccinations are not required for citizens to maintain their domestic covid pass. The NHS is currently exploring whether and how boosters should be incorporated into the covid pass for travel. If you do not have the NHS App and have a letter instead, you do not need to order a new letter if you have had your booster, you should use your existing letter – If a letter was requested now it would still only show the first 2 vaccinations.
For more information on this, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad
COVID VACCINATIONS AT HVMH
The NHS is now offering COVID boosters to people in Kirklees who are most at risk from Covid-19.
When it is your turn, you can book a vaccination appointment at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital by booking online;
- Go to – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
- If you do not have internet access, you can ask a relative or friend to do this for you. Alternatively, you can walk in to a clinic.
- You may receive an SMS text or a call from your practice when a vaccine is available for you. The text will include a link so you can book the appointment yourself on an online booking system.
- You may receive a letter from the Government inviting you to a mass vaccination site (you can choose ‘Holme Valley Memorial Hospital’ on the national booking system)
We are also operating Walk-in clinics; For more details please visit our facebook page – search Elmwood Family Doctors.
We are currently receiving a large number of enquiries about the COVID-19 vaccination. Before you contact the practice, please check the NHS website or look at these frequently asked questions where you may find the answer to your question.
COVID-19 infection rates remain high and local health services are incredibly busy. The best thing we can all do to protect ourselves our families and our community is to remember – Hands, Face, Space.
Holme Valley Memorial Hospital Vaccination site
Practices in the Holme and Colne Valley are working together as ‘The Valleys Primary Care Network’. The Valleys Primary Care Network was one of the first areas in the country to launch COVID-19 vaccinations, with the first appointments offered on the 22nd December. Vaccinations have taken place at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital as soon as vaccinations have arrived.
A special thank you to the hard working volunteers, coordinated by Holmfirth Tech and Holmfirth Rotary club, who have ensured the safe flow of patients on the day.
Please click here for a useful blog from a Cheshire GP about the vaccination campaign with answers to common questions.
Patients aged 16 – 64 with underlying health conditions
Patients aged 16 years to 64 years with an underlying health condition which puts them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality are eligible for a COVID vaccine, and unpaid carers.
This is different to clinically extremely vulnerable- these people are likely to have been shielding throughout COVID and will be invited for their vaccination straight away.
Those eligible are (click for more info) ;
- chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis and severe asthma
- chronic heart disease (and vascular disease)
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease
- chronic neurological disease including epilepsy
- Down’s syndrome
- severe and profound learning disability
- solid organ, bone marrow and stem cell transplant recipients
- people with specific cancers
- immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
- morbid obesity
- severe mental illness
All GP surgeries continue to be busy responding to urgent health needs and vaccinating so please try not to call regarding queries over when you will receive your vaccine. If you think you need to update your practice about your eligibility for a vaccination you can write to them or complete an e-consult (the link for which can be found on your GP practice website)
If you are a carer but not sure if you are recognised as one by your GP you can also register for the vaccine by contacting Carers Count on 0300 012 0231 on Monday to Friday, 9:30am-2:30pm, or by email at: email@example.com
Vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Anyone who offers a vaccination privately or for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the police online or by calling 112.
The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.
We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:
- Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine – we will contact you when it’s the right time to you to have yours;
- Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
- Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives
Have a read of the Covid-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
You may also find the following leaflets useful;
Privacy Notice for National COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Programmes
NHS England has established a centralised service for the management of both the COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccination programmes. This service is supported by a central system, the Immunisation Management System. When you attend for your Covid-19 vaccination a record will be made that you have been vaccinated and when. Normally, vaccinations are undertaken in GP settings. However, the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine is being undertaken in a variety of care settings. NHS England is responsible for processing your personal data for the purposes of the national vaccination programme. To find out more, you can access the NHS England privacy notice at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/privacy-notice/.