covid booster

Supporting your recovery after COVID

As you find yourself recovering from COVID, you may still have symptoms that affect your body and mind.

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

Your COVID Recovery is here to support you and help you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.

How to access your COVID-19 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 by tablet.  Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App.  We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS Helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you.  This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine.  We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

For more information on the NHS COVID Pass click here.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.


1st Doses
We have now invited all patients aged 18 and over. If you have not yet had your first dose, please call 119 to book this.

2nd Doses
If you have not yet had your second dose, please call 119 to book this.

Boosters will be given 3 months after the 2nd dose and 6 months after the 3rd dose and at intervals thereafter as appropriate. You will be contacted by the Primary Care Network Team to book an appointment when you become eligible. Please do not call the Surgery as we are not booking these appointments. Alternatively, you can arrange this through 119.  


Update 21/3/24

COVID Boosters

Our Primary Care Network (Wimborne and Ferndown Practices) will shortly be inviting eligible patients for Spring Covid Boosters at St Leonards Hospital.  Please be assured you will receive a text or letter invitation if you are in an eligible group.  More information can be found at

Please do not contact the Surgery for any queries, please contact or call 119.

COVID-19: NHS in Dorset Has Started The Biggest Ever NHS Vaccination Programme

As part of the Wimborne & Ferndown Primary Care Network we will be undertaking the COVID-19 vaccination programme at St Leonard's Hospital.

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