Are you a Vulnerable Patient
Advice for people at higher risk – those who are 70 or older, are pregnant or have a condition that increases the risks from coronavirus.
Mental Wellbeing During Covid-19
COVID-19 means we are all experiencing an unprecedented situation. Everyone reacts differently, and we will have periods where we find it more difficult to deal with. It’s okay not to feel okay. Talking to someone can often help.
Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.
If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.
Covid-19 + Flu Booster Vaccinations
Please do NOT telephone the GP practice regarding Covid-19 + flu vaccinations. We cannot book or amend these as they are being organised centrally by the NHS. Please follow the link below to book online (if you are eligible) or if you cannot use the online booking portal then telephone the National Vaccine Helpline on 0800 030 8013.
More information on the Covid-19 vaccines: https://www.covidvaxgrampian.com/covid-19-booster/
More information on the Flu vaccine: https://www.fluvaxgrampian.com/ or telephone Aberdeen: 0800 030 4713 or Aberdeenshire: 0330 128 9919
COVID-19 Vaccination Certification
If you require proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status this can be obtained either online or by phoning the COVID-19 Status Helpline.
To do it online, please follow this link: https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/after-your-vaccine/get-a-record-of-your-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-status
If you do not have access to the internet please telephone the COVID-19 Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565. The helpline is open every day from 10.00am to 6.00pm.
If there are any problems with trying to obtain your certification online then you should phone the COVID-19 Status Helpline on the number above, not the GP Practice.
Thank you for your understanding.
- Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for a Covid vaccination passport or status certificate – they will not be able to provide any standard document. International certification standards have not yet been agreed.
- The Scottish Government is working to support the re-opening of international travel once it is safe to do so. We are working with the other UK Nations and with the World Health Organisation to agree on potential future COVID certification requirements for international travel.
- Please use this NHS Inform link to get a record of your Covid-19 vaccination status: Click here for NHS Inform Record of Covid-19 Vaccination Status
Adult unpaid carers aged under 65 years and young carers aged 16 and 17 years will be offered Covid vaccination at the same time as adults with eligible at risk health conditions (JCVI priority group 6). Unpaid carers aged 65 and over will be offered the vaccine earlier as they are included in JCVI priority groups 2-5.
Unpaid carers DO NOT need to be registered as a carer by their general practitioner to be eligible for vaccination. Those patients who are already known to support services, e.g. Social Security Scotland or a local carer centre will be invited to get their vaccine by letter from the national booking service.
NHS Inform are advising those not known to support services to register with their local carer centre as this information will be used to identify patients, rather than information held by the practice.
Unpaid carers will also be able to self-register for the Covid-19 vaccine from 15/03/2021.
The new service is open to anyone aged 16 to 64 who provides face-to-face care – unpaid – for a family member or friend who is affected by a disability, physical or mental ill-health, developmental condition or substance misuse.
Self-registration online service: www.nhsinform.scot/carersregister
For further information and advice relating to carers and caring please visit: https://www.careinfoscotland.scot/ and https://www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/support-for-unpaid-carers