Ilkeston Health Centre South Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5PZ  | Tel: 0115 932 2933

Covid-19 Vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine

Please be aware we are using a new system to book Covid-19 vaccinations, this is called AccuBook. You may receive a text from us with a link to book your appointment.

On this note, we have received reports of fraudulent emails being sent to patients asking them to book in for a Covid-19 vaccination. Please be aware that you will never be asked for your bank details by the NHS. If you are ever in doubt, please contact the Practice.

The vaccinations will take place at either Long Eaton Health Centre (NG10 1RY) or Littlewick Medical Centre (DE7 5PR). Please remember to wear a face mask to your appointment, and please arrive on time, not early, so we can keep you safe and avoid queues or crowds.

You may be asked for your NHS number in the booking process, you can find your NHS number by following the link below;

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/

Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination

Please do not contact the surgery requesting proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Instead, please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

You can either download the NHS app or  you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

We thank you for your support during these busy times.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. At this time, the vaccine is being offered by Erewash Primary Care Network to people in cohorts 1-9.

Please see the prioritisation list in the image below.

Covid-19 Vaccine Prioritisation

The vaccine will be offered more widely, and at other locations, as soon as possible. When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward either from your GP surgery or the national NHS.

Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this invitation.

To find out more about the vaccine, visit the ‘Covid-19 Vaccine’ page on the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website for:

  • When will I get my vaccine?’ document – update on the roll-out of the vaccination programme
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Vaccination Programme Bulletins

Web: https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine

Or follow on social media:

www.twitter.com/JoinedUpCare

www.instagram.com/joinedupcarederbyshire

www.facebook.com/joinedupcarederbyshire

National booking system

We are aware that many people have received letters from NHS England to book an appointment for their Covid-19 vaccine via the national NHS booking system. These appointments are taking place at either Derby Arena or at regional community pharmacies.

Please be aware that we are NOT directly involved with the national booking system, therefore unfortunately we cannot help with any queries relating to national bookings.

We are contacting all eligible patients by telephone or text message to offer an appointment at either Long Eaton Health Centre or Littlewick Medical Centre. If you would prefer to have your covid vaccine appointment at either of these locations please wait for us to contact you.

If you already have an appointment booked at either of our sites and have since received a letter from the NHS, your appointment will still go ahead at the site specified upon booking.

Please ensure you make a note of the site you are receiving your vaccination, as you will need to attend the same site for your second vaccination.

Information leaflets

Please see the leaflets below for more information on the Covid-19 Vaccine.

Covid-19 guide for adults leaflet

Covid Vaccine frequently asked questions about fertility and pregnancy

Covid vaccine desicion making in pregnancy leaflet

Covid-19 vaccine priority poster

Covid-19 what to expect leaflet

Covid-19 why do I have to wait leaflet

Easy-Read Information

Covid-19 vaccine – easy-read leaflet

How to get your Covid-19 Vaccination