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Covid-19 Vaccination status

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: 

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access these online services, and you have had two vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than five working days ago. It may take seven 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.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.


Your Covid-19 vaccination is very important. You may be worried about information shared in the media over recent days about the AstraZeneca vaccine so please read the following statement from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA):  

“We are closely reviewing reports but the evidence available does not suggest the vaccine is the cause. “Blood clots can occur naturally and are not uncommon. More than 11 million doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca have now been administered across the UK, and the number of blood clots reported after having the vaccine is not greater than the number that would have occurred naturally in the vaccinated population. “We are working closely with international counterparts in understanding the global safety experience of COVID-19 vaccines and on the rapid sharing of safety data and reports. People should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do”


Please use the below useful web link to access an information leaflet for patients who have covid-19 who are well enough to stay at home. It includes useful information on what to keep an eye on, and what to do if things get worse:

Covid Vaccine Scam

We have been made aware of a scam whereby patients are being contacted and offered the Covid-19 vaccine for a charge. The Covid-19 vaccine will only be available via the NHS for free.


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Online booking system for blood tests now live - 6th April

UHDB have launched an online booking system for blood tests which can be booked by individuals or their family members/carers. The booking system is live and accepting bookings. For more information and to book, go to: https://www.uhdb.nhs.uk/service-phlebotomy-blood-tests
Please book in advance as it will reduce your waiting time and will support social distancing.


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