Covid 19 Vaccinations
Covid-19 Vaccination and Blood Clotting
There have been reports of a very rare condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after the vaccination. Please click on the link below for some important information and updates about this.
Supporting Covid-19 Vaccine Uptake During Ramadan
Please click on the link below for more information about how you will be supported during Ramadan while fasting and having the Covid-19 Vaccination.
Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination
The Government confirmed that a COVID-19 status certification system will be developed over the coming months which could allow higher-risk settings to be opened up more safely and with more participants. Over the coming months, a system will be developed which will consider three factors: vaccination, a recent negative test, or natural immunity (determined on the basis of a positive test taken in the previous six months). Events pilots will take place from mid-April to trial the system.
The practice are not currently providing evidence of vaccination by certificates or letters. If you would like evidence that you have had the vaccine please download the 'Birmingham and Solihull Health App' where you can view all of the vaccinations you have had in the past. For more information about the app and how to download it visit the NHS Health App page.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Second doses of the vaccine have been changed from 3 to 12 weeks, as per updated government policy. We will contact you with a new appointment, which will be around 12 weeks after the first dose.
The COVID-19 vaccination is now available to our patients. The clinics are currently taking place at:
Harborne Medical Practice (4 York Street, Harborne, B17 0HG).
It will NOT be available at the UMP.
Please do not call the Practice for an appointment unless you have been instructed to do so by text. We will contact you once the appointments become available to book.
- If you have any allergies or have had a bad reaction to food or medicines in the past, you may be advised that you cannot have the vaccine. (If this guidance changes, we will be back in touch with you).
- There has to be a gap of one week between other vaccines (e.g. flu, pneumococcal, travel vaccines) and the COVID-19 vaccine.
- You will need the second dose of the vaccine. We will contact you when it is time to book this in.
- Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for your appointment.
- As this is a new vaccine we are advised that all patients should be observed for 15 minutes after having the vaccine.
- Please try and attend on your own if possible - there will be marshals on hand to help and also wheelchairs at Harborne Medical Practice.
For more information follow the link to the leaflet below or click on the image below for further info on the vaccine:
Are you or do you know of any carers in Birmingham?
Carers are defined as citizens who are in receipt of carers allowance or, may care for a friend or family member that wouldn’t be able to cope without the support. These carers are sometimes known as hidden or informal carers.
Carers, both those in receipt of carers allowance or informal carers, are now eligible for a covid vaccination if they haven’t already been invited to have one.
We have asked Birmingham Carers Hub to register as many unknown/hidden carers as possible and pass their details to the NHS (University Hospital Birmingham) so that invitations for priority vaccinations can be sent out to eligible carers.
Forward Carers are the organisation who run the Carers Hub and who support carers in Birmingham on behalf of the City Council. They will ensure that you get access to information and advice from now onwards as well as ensure that your appropriate details are shared with the NHS as a carer who is eligible for a vaccine.
It is really important that if you are eligible that you have the vaccine in order to protect you, yourself and those you care for.
If you are still unsure if you are a carer or you would like to register as a carer click anywhere on this text to go to the forward carers webpage. Doing this will automatically ensure that your carer status and eligibility is shared with Birmingham's local vaccination roll-out programme that is managed and led by the NHS.
If you need help registering, please call Birmingham Carer Hub Info & Advice Line on 0333 006 9711 (low call rate)