COVID-19

Covid Vaccination Booster Programme

We are currently offering covid boosters at a number of our sites. The main vaccination site is Shipley but we are also running “pop-up” sites at Sunnybank, Cowgill, The Willows and Thornton.

We have been inviting eligible patients via text messages. The message will have a link that you can click on. This link will be individual to you. After you confirm your date of birth, you will be able to choose an appointment from a list of available appointments.

You can also call our Covid Booking line on 01274 424001.

Please ensure that the surgery has your correct mobile number and that you have consented to text messages so that you receive our invite.

Who can get a COVID-19 booster dose

Please note that we are not currently offering any walk in clinics. Please book an appointment.

Which vaccine will I receive?
We are providing vaccines for all eligible doses (1st, 2nd, 3rd and Boosters) This will currently be either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine depending upon supply and availability.
Will I need to wait in the surgery after my vaccine?
Currently the 15 minute post vaccination wait period has been suspended
Do I need to be one of your patients?
Our priority is for our registered patients but no, you don’t have to be registered with Affinity Care. Please book in on line (if a patient) or call 01274 424001
Do you vaccinate children?
Currently children aged 12 and over are eligible. Please see here for details.

Children under 16 cannot have the vaccine if they have had Covid-19 in the last 12 weeks.

How long do I have to wait after having Covid-19?
For those aged 16 and older, you must not have had a positive Covid result in the last 4 weeks. For those under 16, this is a minimum of 12 weeks post Covid.

COVID vaccination certificate

An NHS COVID Pass shows your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination details or test results. This is your COVID-19 status. The easiest way to get an NHS COVID Pass is to download the NHS App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

You may be asked to show your pass to get into some events or to travel abroad.

Find out who can get an NHS COVID Pass and how to get one.

Please note that this practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

If the NHS App does not show your Covid-19 status, then please use this link to contact the NHS App team. Select Covid-19 issue on the online form.

Immunocompromised Patients

If you are one of our immunocompromised patients then you may be offered an additional dose of the Covid vaccine. This is different from the vaccine booster that will be offered to all patients.

Studies indicate some immunocompromised people do not always build as high a level of immunity after vaccination as immunocompetent people do. An additional dose may prevent serious COVID-19 in people whose immune system may not have fully responded to their initial 2-dose vaccine series.

Some of the conditions and treatments that result in immunosuppression include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
    Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

COVID vaccinations

Please call our dedicated COVID-19 vaccine booking line on 01274 424001 if you would like to book an appointment for a vaccine.

If you have questions about the coronavirus vaccine, view our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Recovering from coronavirus

View NHS advice on the long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID).

As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.

These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.

Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.