Aviemore Medical Practice

Aviemore Medical Practice

Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital, Cairnview Road, Aviemore, PH22 1AJ

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Telephone: 01479 810258

Secure Email: nhsh.gp55911-admin@nhs.scot

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Covid Vaccinations

Covid Booster Vaccination Clinics
The GP contract with the government changed a few years ago and GP practices are no longer the preferred delivery model for vaccinations. As NHS Highland has not fully implemented taking over vaccinations in our area, GP practices can still participate on an optional basis if they have capacity (you will find that in most other health boards in Scotland all vaccinations are already run by them and not GP practices and this has been the case for some time). So this means that some practices in Highland are still doing all their vaccinations, most are doing a small part only (certain age groups) and others who do not have capacity have stopped completely. Due to our move to the new hospital and taking on other clinical obligations we as a practice do not have capacity to run Covid booster vaccination clinics for our patients and NHS Highland will run these instead. They will be in contact with eligible patients directly about their Covid booster vaccination clinics in due course.
NHS Highland clinics in Aviemore
Further clinics are planned by NHS Highland. Please keep checking the following website for the latest information as it is updated continually:  https://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/COVID19/Pages/Vaccination-SouthMid.aspx

Vaccination Enquiry Hub  

A Vaccination Enquiry Hub has been established and is getting down to work. It is important to patients who are eligible for a booster should wait to be invited to clinics, rather than contact the hub about their appointment. 

 The hub’s role will include:  

    • Managing the phone line for public enquiries about clinics and vaccination queries  
    • Sharing clinic information with the public (drop-in clinics and appointed clinics) 
    • Giving patients clinic appointments once they have been invited

The Vaccination Enquiry Hub can be contacted on 01463 705531 or nhsh.covidvaccine@nhs.scot, 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. 


Vaccination Clinics

  • If you still wish to get a Covid vaccine (1st or 2nd dose) then there are walk-in clinics in Inverness you can attend. These clinics do not require an appointment and patients can arrive at any time during opening hours. By their very nature, you may have a short wait when you arrive, depending on demand.
  • Up-to-date information on these and other Board-run clinics is available on NHS Highland’s website: www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/COVID19/Pages/Vaccination.
  • Please note that if you are attending for a second dose that there needs to be a gap of at least 8 weeks between a first and second dose of the vaccine. 

Proof of Covid vaccination status

Yor more information on getting proof regarding you vaccination status please go online to: https://www.nhsinform.scot/nhs-scotland-covid-status/

Alternatively, you can phone the Covid 19 Status Helpline on T: 0808 1968565

 

If you received one of your first coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations outwith Scotland you can now upload your official proof of vaccination from that country to your Scottish vaccination record. This will mean you will have a combined fully vaccinated status to show for travel or domestic purposes. Please click on the following link for information on how to do this: https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/after-your-vaccine/request-an-update-to-your-vaccination-record/

 

English patients will be able to access vaccination passes here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/

 


More information about the COVID vaccine

If you have any questions or concerns about the COVID vaccine, visit www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine or call 0800 030 8013 (available 8am–8pm, 7 days a week).