Across Tees the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
All adults are eligible and you can book using the National Covid Vaccination Appointment Booking System.
You can book your booster from 3 months after the date of your second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months. We are working as quickly as possible to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly. New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days. All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 years and over, yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine, to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.
In terms of any planned appointments here at Springwood Surgery, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.
We once again request your kindness, respect and understanding for the team working incredibly hard within our practice to help as many people as possible. Prevention is better than cure and we really need all patients or carers and staff to help each other as we get through this challenges that face us over the weeks and months ahead.
See more about the vaccination programme in Tees Valley including the vaccination services:
- Where and when you can you get a walk in Covid-19 jab in Tees Valley?
- Covid-19 Vaccinations Frequently Asked Questions
- Covid-19 Booster vaccination date calculator
- NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Facebook page
(information updated regularly)
You can find further information at:
COVID-19 Omicron Variant and Plan B Measures for England
The Omicron variant has arrived in the UK. This new variant of COVID-19 appears to cause milder symptoms but is much more transmissible than previous variants therefore it is thought the total number of infected people will rise quickly. Omicron could become the dominant strain in the coming days therefore new restrictions are being introduced for England.
- Face masks are compulsory in most public venues including theatres and cinemas as of Friday 10th December 2021
- Guidance to work from home reintroduced as of Monday 13th December 2021
- NHS Covid pass mandatory for entry into nightclubs and venues
- Self-isolation to be replaced by daily testing for contacts of Covid positive people
Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad
For information on how to demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status (to show that you’ve had the full course of the COVID-19 vaccine) when travelling abroad please see Using your NHS COVID Pass for travel abroad and at venues and settings in England.
Please DO NOT contact the surgery with regards to your vaccination status. Thank you.