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COVID-19 Vaccination Service Details

Altrincham Healthcare Alliance Primary Care Network, which includes Altrincham Medical Practice, Park Medical Practice, Shay Lane Medical Centre (Drs Kelman, Cranston, Naylor, Haslam and Connell) and St Johns Medical Centre, is administering vaccines at Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre, 31-33 Market Street, Altrincham WA14 1PF. 

Our five GP practices are committed to delivering the COVID-19 vaccination to protect our patients.

All information regarding the Covid-19 vaccination is constantly updated via the NHS website – see www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

Please only attend our COVID-19 vaccination clinics if you have been contacted by your GP practice and have a confirmed appointment. We are currently experiencing high numbers of calls regarding the vaccination programme. Please avoid contacting your GP practice and be assured that the practice will contact you to book an appointment.

 

ATTENDING YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION APPOINTMENT 

How to get to Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre:
Please see the map below: the pedestrian entrance is on Market Street.

Car parking: the free underground car park can be accessed from Greenwood Street with priority being given to Blue Badge holders . A lift connects the car park to the medical centre on the first floor.

A map showing Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre

Car parking system at Greenwood Street: take a ticket to open the barrier to the car park. Follow the signs for patient/disabled parking. Access from the car park to St Johns Medical Centre is via stairs or lift (press ‘1’ for first floor). Following your appointment, please make your way to the ground floor ‘welcome desk’ via stairs or lift (press ‘0’ for ground floor) where you need to exchange your ticket with a validated exit ticket to operate the car park exit barrier.

Patients receiving the COVID-19 vaccination are also able to access free parking for up to one hour at the Stamford Quarter car park (M&S). Having obtained a coin token on entering the car park, this will need to be authorised after your appointment at the ground floor ‘welcome desk’ at Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre to enable your exit.

Please remember:

  • If you are unable to make the appointment, you will have to wait for a follow-up invitation
  • Unfortunately there is not time for you to ask about prescriptions or other medical issues
  • DO:
    • Bring your patient letter/proof of text with you to your appointment
    • Wear a mask and respect the social distancing advice
    • Wear appropriate clothing to help the clinician administer the vaccination quickly
  • DO NOT:
    • DO NOT attend the appointment if you have a temperature or feel unwell
    • DO NOT arrive early for your appointment
    • DO NOT drive immediately after your vaccination.

Our ‘walk through’ video:

One of the GP Partners at St Johns Medical Centre has created a ‘walk through’ video which may be useful to all those with confirmed appointments who are unfamiliar with the venue.

YouTube video

For further information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

OTHER COVID UPDATES

LONG COVID

For some people, COVID-19 can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. For advice regarding recovery from COVID, please click here. And for additional information please see here

NHS COVID PASS AND TRAVEL

To demonstrate proof of their COVID-19 vaccination, patients can access the NHS Covid Pass via the NHS App, the NHS website or by calling the NHS helpline on 119 and selecting ‘NHS COVID Pass’ to request a letter.

Please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status  For full details click here

See full details regarding the NHS Covid Pass via this link

Please visit the NHS website for the latest detail on the COVID-19 vaccination www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination