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19 April 2021   |    News

Information for if you’re worried that you haven’t had your COVID-19 vaccine invitation

We’ve been hearing that some trans people are concerned that they have not been invited for their COVID-19 vaccine when they should have been. This is not happening to all trans people, and many have received their invitations as normal.
We’ve checked with NHS Practitioner Services and there is no reason that updating your medical records should mean you haven’t been called.
For information on who is eligible to have been called, and to report that you have not been invited for an appointment, you should fill out an NHS Inform Missing Appointment Details form: https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/missing-appointment-details 
The Scottish COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline is also available on 0800 030 8013 (open daily, 8am-8pm). In most instances, you should fill in a form rather than calling the helpline.
If you are still experiencing problems, this might be because your GP has made a mistake when updating your patient records (although could be because of another issue, such as a medical condition that would make you eligible not being recorded properly).
In this case, you should contact your GP to let them know about the problem with your invitation, and ensure they have used this guidance from NHS Practitioner Services on how to update your records: https://www.ngicns.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2014-06-25-Requirements-for-Processing-a-Change-of-Gender-and-Title-NSS-FOI.pdf
If after using the NHS Inform Missing Appointment Details form, and speaking to your GP you are still experiencing problems, please email info@scottishtrans.org and we will see if we can help.

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