You will be offered a spring booster if you:
- are aged 75 and over
- live in a care home for older people
- are aged 12 and over and have a weakened immune system*
COVID-19 may affect you more seriously if you are in one of these groups. The spring booster is being offered to help reduce your risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
How to get your spring booster
You will be contacted by the NHS and invited to book your spring booster when it's due.
You may be offered appointment dates from 3 months (91 days) after your last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. But try to book an appointment around 6 months after your last dose to get the best protection from your spring booster.
*please note we are unable to offer spring boosters for under 16s here at BMC. To access the national booking system click HERE.
Long Covid Support
If you require support due to suffering the effects of Long Covid, please book an appointment with our Social Prescriber Tessa Matthews who will be able to offer you support and signpost you to appropriate services.
Covid vaccinations given abroad
You can now apply to transfer any Covid vaccines you have received abroad to show on your NHS App.
Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/tell-nhs-about-coronavirus-vaccinations-abroad/ for further information.
Registering contact preferences for COVID-19 vaccinations
A new service has gone live to allow members of the public to register that they do not wish receive national invitations or reminders for COVID-19 vaccination via the National Booking Service. Preferences can be changed at any time.
Patients can register their preferences via the National Booking Service and selecting the option ‘Choose your COVID-19 vaccination invitation preference’. Alternatively, you can call 119 to register your preferences. Using this service will only update patients’ national NHS records. Patients may still receive separate letters, texts or calls from their GP or an organisation working on behalf of their GP. You will need to contact your GP practice to change these.
Covid vaccine status, exemption certificates & Covid recovery certificates
A large number of people have been calling us with queries about Covid vaccination status, vaccine exemption certificates and Covid recovery certificates.
We cannot assist with any queries about these and ask that patients call 119 for further guidence or visit the Government web page here.
Primary Care cannot assist with your Covid travel queries.
All calls asking for advice about the above prevent us from helping people with their urgent health concerns.
Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS)
The Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS) aims to resolve missing or incorrect vaccination records for people vaccinated in England who have a current NHS number and are registered with a GP practice in England.
If a member of the public believes they have missing or incorrect COVID-19 vaccination data, please advise them to call 119 and ask the call agent to make a referral to the VDRS team on their behalf. The VDRS team will then call the person back within 5 working days.
Please note: 119 and VDRS call agents will not provide clinical advice and cannot assist at this time with queries related to vaccinations received overseas.
Receiving your vaccine after contracting Covid-19
You can have the vaccine 28 days after you had a positive test for COVID-19 or 28 days after your symptoms started, so you may need to wait.
Please rearrange any vaccine appointments you may have booked if within these 28 days.
Covid infection control policies
PLEASE NOTE: All people entering Brackley Medical Centre and Lowick Pharmacy are STILL be expected to wear a mask or face covering (unless they are exempt), maintain social distancing and use hand-sanitiser. Clinical staff will continue to wear PPE. This is to ensure the safety of patients and staff.
Attending Brackley Medical Centre
If you require medical advice, please call 01280 702436:
- In most cases you will be be booked in for a telephone assessment with one of our clinicians.
- If a face-to-face appointment is necessary, you will be advised what to do.
Please can we ask all patients to phone the surgery with any queries and not enter the building unless advised to do so.
Only patients with face to face appointments should come into the surgery.
Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.