Covid-19 Vaccination Passports

Patients who are registered with a GP in Wales will now be able to obtain their vaccination status via the digital NHS COVID Pass, after they have verified their identity using the NHS log-in.
 
If someone detects an error in their vaccine record, they are asked to contact their Health Board to have these reviewed.  Some may contact you directly if they have been vaccinated by the Practice,  Health Boards will also pass these queries to you. 
 
Patients will also be asked to contact their GP practice if they find that they can’t use the NHS log-in because the postcode they are giving when signing up to NHS log-in does not match that held in their GP record, or if their first forename (only one forename is displayed on the digital COVID pass) is not correct. If these are updated in the GP record then it will take 5 days for this to be updated in the NHS log-in and in the COVID pass. 
 
More information about the NHS COVID Pass and vaccination status can be found here: Get the NHS COVID Pass to show your vaccination status for travel | GOV.WALES

Covid-19 Vaccinations

We are working with Hywel Dda University Health Board on a plan to roll out the vaccination of patients with the Astra Zeneca/Oxford vaccine. 

We have nearly completed vaccinating those aged over 80, if you have not yet been contacted, please do let us know.

Currently we are inviting those aged 75-79 to one of our Hywel Dda Mass Vaccination Centres.  Also those aged 70-74 are just starting to be contacted, so please be aware that you will be contacted shortly.  Furthermore, those who are extremely clinically vulnerable (shielding group) will be called shortly to one of our Mass Vaccination Centres by the Health Board.

 

Following national guidance, we will be contacting patients who either live in a care home or are 80 years or older.   For more information click here.

Covid-19 Vaccine Q and A

Most frequently asked questions and answers

Is it safe?

The impact of safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines will offer individual protection as well as greater protection for our loved ones and communities.  In time it could mean that restrictions are eased and we can move further towards a return to more normal day-today life. people aged 2 to 17 eligible for the flu vaccine

What are the side effects of the vaccine?

Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects.  These are usually mild and only a few days, and not everyone gets them.  Very common side effects include:

• having a painful heavy feeling and tenderness in the arm after the injection for several days after the vaccine 

• feeling tired

 
• a headache

 • general aches, or mild flu-like symptoms

A mild fever may occur for two to three days.  Rarely, some people have an allergic reaction soon after a vaccination. 

When will I be able to have the vaccine?

The roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination is taking place in a phased manner.The current priority group that are being offered vaccination are:
Group 1 – All care home residents and their staff carers.

Group 2 – All those aged 80 years of age or older.  We have nearly completed this group, but have a few patients that we have been unable to get hold of.  If you have not yet been contacted, please let us know and provide us with up to date contact details.

Group 3 – All those aged 75- 79 years of age.  This group is being invited to one of the Hywel Dda Mass Vaccination Centres.  Please make every effort to attend the appointment offered there as we do not have the vaccine for this age group.

Group 4a – All those aged 70 – 74 years of age.  We are just starting this group, so please bear with us and you will be offered an appointment shortly.

Group 4b – All those who are extremely clinically vulnerable (shielding group).  This group will be called to the Mass Vaccination Centre by the Health Board.  

Once the above groups have received their vaccine, the groups listed below will be ocntacted in turn:

    • all those 65 years of age and over
    • all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
    •  all those 60 years of age and over
    •  all those 55 years of age and over
    • all those 50 years of age and over

Vaccine availability is limited, but we will get to everyone as soon as we are able.   We may call you at short notice if we have vaccine spare at the end of the clinics.