Covid-19 vaccinations

We are delighted to be supported by local celebrity Caroline Quentin who has answered some of the questions you may have regarding the Covid-19 vaccine.

The Amicus doctors have made a more in depth video about the Covid-19 vaccine which can be found further down this page.

Current vaccination total: 30,000 doses

A lady receiving her Covid-19 vaccine.

Am I eligible for the vaccine?

Everyone aged 16 and over is now eligible to book in for the first dose of the vaccine.

When will I get my 2nd dose?

If you are 18 or over, please contact us to arrange an appointment for your second dose once 8 weeks have passed since your first dose. We may also contact you if we have an appointment available for you sooner.

The current guidance for 16 and 17 year olds is that they should be given their first dose only. This may well change in the future and we will be in touch if a second dose is recommended.

What about boosters?

We are now able to give eligible patients their booster jab, 6 months after their 2nd dose.

How will I be invited for my vaccination?

As well as booking appointments on the telephone we are now using a system called AccuBook to manage our COVID-19 vaccination appointments. You may be sent a text with a link which is unique to you and which will allow you to book and manage your appointments.

If we haven't been able to get hold of you by telephone or text message, we will send you a letter in the post.

Where will my vaccination take place?

All our vaccination clinics are running from our vaccination centre at:
Moorhayes Community Centre
Lea Road
Tiverton EX16 6SU

Moorhayes community centre

Should I have my vaccination with Amicus Health or at a mass vaccination site?

You may receive a letter from the national NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Booking Service inviting you to book an appointment at a regional Vaccination Centre, such as Exeter or Taunton. You have a choice of taking up the offer to attend the mass vaccination site, or contacting us about having it done in Tiverton.

Even if you have received a letter inviting you to the mass vaccination site, you will not been taken off our lists and we will still be able to offer you an appointment when you are eligible.

I'm travelling abroad, how do I show proof of my vaccination status?

Please do not contact us about this. We are unable to provide letters showing your Covid-19 vaccination status.

If you want a letter to be posted to you:

You can either request this via the NHS website or by calling 119.

Request your Covid-19 vaccination letter >

If you want a digital version of your vaccination status:

You can access your Covid-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

Alternatively, you can access the same information via an internet browser by clicking the button below.

View your vaccination status online >

Support for carers

Carers who would like to have their Covid-19 vaccination but cannot leave those that they care for can now access help to get their vaccination.

Contact the Devon Vaccine Support Team at d-ccg.devonvaccinationsupport@nhs.net or call 01752 398836 to discuss your options.

Be alert for fraud

Coronavirus vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime.  The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.
Contact the Police online or by calling 102, and forward suspicious text messages to 7726.

More information on Covid-19 text message scams >

Vaccination FAQs

In this video, the Amicus Health doctors answer some commonly-asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine including:

  • Why is it important to get your Covid-19 vaccine?
  • What vaccines are currently available?
  • What should I expect at my appointment?
  • How does the vaccine work?
  • What are the side effects from the vaccine?

Visiting the practice

Amicus Health GPs wearing scrubs and face masks

Please do not attend the practice unless you have an appointment. If you need to speak to a member of the team, please call or email us. Click here for our contact details.

Please do not come in to the surgery if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • a new continuous cough (this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours, if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a high temperature (this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back, you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a loss of taste or smell.

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, appointments will take place over the phone or by video call wherever possible.

If visiting the practice, please wear a face mask if possible.

Face mask exemptions

Some people are less able to wear face coverings, and the reasons for this may not be visible to others. According to the government website, if you have a reason for not wearing a face covering:

  • you do not routinely need to show any written evidence of this
  • you do not need to show an exemption card

This means that you do not need to request a letter from us about your reason for not wearing a face covering.

However, if you feel more comfortable showing something that says you do not have to wear a face covering, you can download an exemption card template from the government website. You can then print this or show it on a mobile device.

Download exemption card template >

Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

We are encouraging our patients to part in the national PRINCIPLE clinical trial, which aims to find low-risk treatments for older people with COVID-19 that can be taken at home. The trial is done entirely remotely, so you can participate from the comfort of your own home with no face-to-face visits required. You could be eligible to take part if:

  • you are aged 65 or over, or aged 50–64 with an underlying health condition
  • you have had symptoms of COVID-19 for fewer than 14 days, or you have had a positive test for SARS-Co-V2 in the past 14 days

You can still participate even if you have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

For full details and to sign up, visit http://www.principletrial.org.

Further information

The following information is provided by www.nhs.uk.