How do I get a COVID-19 vaccination?
Current patient group being invited for COVID-19 vaccinations:
Aged 70 and over
COVID-19 CLINIC = AVAILABLE ON 25/02/21 and 26/02/21
The practice will update the website when more clinics are available. Please do not contact us for an appointment at this time. We will send a text or call you once more appointments are available.
Where will the vaccination take place?
All vaccinations will take place off site at the University of Hertfordshire.
Details of what to expect on the day and directions to the site can be found here:
The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from their GP or the national NHS. This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number.
Please do not contact the practice to get an appointment until you get this letter.
Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.UK website.
Who can have the COVID-19 vaccination?
The COVID-19 vaccination will be rolled out across the NHS in phases. The vaccine will be given to patient priority groups as decided by JCVI and the government.
Click here to see the priority groups
The practice will contact patients that fall within these groups when it is the right time to do so
Please do not contact the practice about COVID-19 vaccinations.
Who can have the vaccine?
The Covid-19 vaccine is now being rolled out across Hertfordshire. Those who are most at risk from Covid-19 and the people that provide care to them are being prioritised first. Please do not contact us for your vaccine – wait to be called. You will be contacted when it’s your turn for a vaccine.
This priority list is as follows:
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- all those 75 years of age and over
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- all those 65 years of age and over
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
- all those 60 years of age and over
- all those 55 years of age and over
- all those 50 years of age and over
If you are in Cohorts 1-5 and have not yet been called, you can book an appointment by going on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination (you will need your NHS number)or calling 119 as can those who are eligible for Carer's Allowance, or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of Covid-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable.
Are you or a family member in one of these groups? Take control. Book your first COVID vaccination now.
- are aged 64 or over
- are a frontline health and social care worker
please, book today to have your potentially life-saving vaccination. You can book through the national booking system here: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
The national booking service allows you to arrange an appointment at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy-led service. Call 119 if you don’t have the internet. You can choose a time slot and location that suits you.
The government has extended the national shielding programme. This follows evidence that some people are now known to be at a higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19 due to a combination of personal and health risk factors such as age, gender, ethnicity and weight (BMI).
This group of patients will be prioritised for a COVID-19 vaccination. If you have already received a shielding letter, you can book an appointment now through the national booking service which will allow you to arrange an appointment at one of the vaccination centres or community pharmacy sites.
The county council and partner organisations are continuing to support residents who request support via the National Shielding Support Service (NSSS) website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus-shielding-support. This can help with:
- Deliveries of medication using volunteer support
- Food assistance including volunteer shopper support (via Communities Help Hertfordshire) or purchasable food boxes (via Herts Independent Living Services)
- Crisis support for those in financial difficulty or needing urgent support
- Care support including mental health support, befriending, wellbeing visits or transport to vaccinations.
HertsHelp are also continuing to support users who do not have access to online services or are in urgent need of support. You can contact HertsHelp direct seven days a week on 0300 1234 044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I had my first vaccination in January at my GP-led vaccination centre but don’t have my second date yet. Who should I call?
Please don’t call anyone. You will be invited back to the same place you went to receive your first dose, about 12 weeks after you had the first jab. They will be arranging dates for the second dose clinics and will be in touch nearer the time.
Remember that you aren’t fully vaccinated until after the second dose. Getting the second jab is as important as getting the first.