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Covid vaccine Programme 2022-2023

Dr Maya Mistry General Practioner at Greenwood Surgery

4 th October 2022

Crouch Vale Medical Centre operates as a ‘designated site’ to deliver Covid vaccines for patients living in South Woodham Ferrers and Dengie. (The two areas making up our local ‘Primary Care Network’ – click here for PCN website

Since 2020 when we started, we have provided a TOTAL of 40,544 vaccines

Criteria for each NHS campaign changes so please check here for current information.

PRIMARY COURSE (1st/2nd/3rd/4th/booster)

Patients with low immune systems at the time of their 1st/2nd doses as per the  JCVI Green Book (click here) should have a ‘Third Primary Dose’ to be given 56 days after the second dose. These patients will be due a ‘booster‘ or ‘4th dose‘ after a further 3 months.

Under 18 year olds should wait 12 weeks after having Covid Infection before having a Covid vaccination (rather than 4 weeks)

To make an appointment for a 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/Booster vaccine please call 119 or use the National Booking System and find your NHS number by using the links below

Access National Booking System       Click to find your NHS number

If you have difficulty using the telephone, e.g. hard of hearing, please make contact using email

There are NEW safety check lists and updated guidance found below.

We ask all patients to read the pre-screening check list on below pink link (paper copies available at entrance to Crouch Vale Medical Centre). IF any answers are ‘Yes’ please raise this at your appointment. 


Please click here to read Pfizer Vaccine patient leaflet BEFORE attending appointment

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from:

· the NHS App – see our online page for more information.

· the NHS website – click here

· 119 – by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose (or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine) more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you’re planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

The Greenwood Surgery PPG members  have organised a group of committed volunteers from across the PCN who have helped on a regular basis. They have done a truly fantastic job and we couldn’t have run our clinics without their support.

The Chelmsford Mayor made a visit to thank a small group of volunteers for all their hard work and dedication so far. When we are in a safer climate a larger gathering of all volunteers will be organised.

Thanking our volunteers

Patient feedback:

We just wanted to send a quick email to thank you, NHS staff and volunteers for the wonderful work you are doing regarding the Covid vaccination rollout. When we came this morning everyone was professional, friendly and courteous in what we are sure must be very difficult circumstances.

Please convey our thanks to everyone involved. You are all stars as far as we are concerned and we are truly grateful.


Mr and Mrs LB and TB

Other pictures:

Covid Vaccine Clinic
Indoor queuing
Covid Vaccine Clinic
Patients being consented
Covid Vaccine Clinic
Nurse Charlotte administering vaccine
Covid Vaccine Clinic
15 minute observation area
Greenwood Surgery team vaccinating at Windle Court Care Home
Greenwood Surgery team vaccinating at Windle Court Care Home

See FAQ for updated information on the above:

See below for reminder of prioritisation groups for vaccine:

Please see the following links for useful information BEFORE attending for vaccination

Mid-Essex CCG Covid Vaccine Patient Leaflets

Video answering frequently asked questions by Lead at UK Vaccine Taskforce

Thank you for reading and staying updated with us.50

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