COVID-19 Vaccinations Update – 25th February 2021

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

We are now vaccinating all the 16-64 year olds who are clinically at risk, Group 6 in the Government’s guidelines:

Some of you will have received a letter or NHS text to attend one of the local mass vaccination centres for your vaccination. You are welcome to do this, but you will have to have your second vaccination at this centre.

Please do not ring your surgery to enquire about, or to book, a vaccine appointment.

Your surgery will contact you.

Easy read versions

If you are supporting an adult with learning difficulties and/or autism, you may find Mencap’s easy read information about vaccinations useful:

Your vaccination appointment at Hertford Theatre

Arrive on time – you do not need to come early! To keep infection risk to a minimum, we will only allow the person who is having the vaccination into the Theatre [unless they need a primary carer].

Parking: St Andrew’s Street car park. Disabled badge holders: St Andrews or on the yellow lines outside the Theatre.

Please do not attend if you feel unwell on the day. Contact the surgery to say you are unwell and check if you can still attend.

Do not come for your vaccination if you are displaying Covid-like symptoms – a high temperature; a new continuous cough and/or a loss of smell. Ring 111 or go to Also cancel your appointment.

You must, of course, wear a face mask and keep 2 metres apart.

No appointment, no vaccination

We use every single dose of vaccine each day. In the unlikely event we have any surplus vaccine, we have a reserve list of patients, from the current group [Group 6] being vaccinated, whom we contact late in the afternoon to come for their vaccine.
For more information about coronavirus, please visit:

Would you like to take part in this survey?

Healthwatch Hertfordshire is conducting a survey about your experiences of the vaccination programme. There are two surveys: one for those who have had their vaccination and one for those who have not yet had it. Please feel free to take part.

Are you experiencing some long-term effects of Covid-19?

This booklet from Hertfordshire Community Trust may provide some useful information:

Stop Press

Hertford County is now back open for Blood Tests.

Meanwhile, please avoid ringing the surgery, unless it is for a medical matter. Staff would really appreciate this. Please spread the information in this newsletter through your social media contacts.