COVID-19 Vaccination

Covid Spring Booster Vaccinations

The Government has recently announced the 2023 Covid-19 Spring Booster Vaccination Programme which kicks off on Monday 17th April 2023. The eligible patient population are:

  • adults aged 75 years and over.
  • residents in a care home for older adults
  • individuals aged 5 years and over who are immunosuppressed, as defined in tables 3 or 4 in the COVID-19 chapter of the Green Book

The Dorset Vaccination Service continues to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone needing a first and second primary dose and seasonal boosters to those eligible. The spring booster campaign kicks off on Monday 17 April 2023 across the county with the National Booking Service (NBS) opening on the 3 April (campaign ending 30 June 2023). Please book via the National Booking Service – most sites are appointment only, for information regarding potential walk-in clinic opportunity in your area please visit find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site.

Please note the phone number and email address of the patient helpline for this programme is as follows: / 07552 007714.

We are not undertaking covid booster vaccinations, so please do not contact the surgery regarding covid vaccination appointments as we do not have any influence over the allocation of appointments or vaccination centres.

If you are eligible and wish to book your vaccination, you will need to contact 119 to arrange this or click on the link below to access the National Booking Service.

National Booking Service Link



Covid Passport

Your GP is currently not able to provide you with a COVID Vaccination Certificate or a Vaccination Passport. Your vaccine history should now be visible on the NHS App.  If you have a smartphone or tablet you can find details of all your vaccinations including COVID by registering on the NHS App using the link below. You will also have access to your medical history and be able to manage your prescriptions online.

“NHS App – NHS”


Are you travelling abroad and need proof of covid-19 vaccination status ? says GPs cannot provide letters showing your Covid-19 vaccination status.

These are the current options

Do you have a smartphone or iPad/Tablet ?

No smartphone or smart device ?

No problem…

No devices ?

No Internet ?

No problem….


 You can download the NHS App.

Get started here NHSApp

There also a YouTube Quick Guide to getting started.



You can use the NHS App via a computer or laptop.

Get Started Here at NHS App Online




From 17th May

Call NHS 119 and they will be able to post a letter to you. You will need to provide details of the country you are travelling to for this.

See Demonstrating your Covid-19 Status when travelling abroad