Message from our Patient groups
In liaison with the Practice staff of the 4 surgeries of Hanscombe House, New River Health [Castlegate and Church Street branches], Wallace House and Watton Place Clinic.
Covid-19 vaccination progress update
A huge thank you must go to our staff and volunteers who are running a very successful and efficient vaccination clinic at Hertford Theatre in a safe and friendly manner. By the end of this week, they will have achieved the government’s aim of giving a first dose of the vaccine to all patients who are aged 50 years and over and also those aged between 16-64 years who are clinically at risk. They are also administering second dose vaccines to older patients and those in care homes or at home.
The local mass vaccination centres are also doing a great job too. Please remember that you must get your second vaccination at the same place as you had your first.
Are you worried by media reports about when you may get your vaccine?
All current pre-booked first and second dose vaccinations will go ahead at Hertford Theatre and at the mass vaccination centres. There may be a delay until late April in starting on the under 50s age group. More information can be found on:
Please do not ring your surgery to enquire about, or to book, a vaccine appointment.
Your vaccination appointment at Hertford Theatre
Arrive on time – you do not need to come early! Come on your own, unless you need a carer.
Parking: St Andrew’s Street car park. Disabled badge holders: St Andrews or on the yellow lines outside the Theatre. Please don’t hesitate to ask our friendly team of Meet and Greet volunteers if you need any help.
Unwell on the day? Contact the surgery and check if you can still attend.
Are you displaying Covid like symptoms: a high temperature; a new continuous cough and/or a loss of smell? Please cancel your appointment and ring 111 or go to 111.nhs.uk.
You must wear a face mask and keep 2 metres apart.
All vaccinations, at any centre, must be pre-booked.
Are you experiencing some long-term effects of Covid-19?
Hertfordshire Community Trust has some useful information:
Other useful Information sources
For more information about coronavirus: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The NHS leaflet booklet, ‘Help Us Help You’, should have arrived on your doorstep recently. If not, please visit:
Local service updates: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/coronavirus
Hertfordshire Local Resilience Forum:
Have you completed Hertfordshire Healthwatch’s vaccination survey yet?
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