As most of our patients are now aware the central Covid Vaccination centre has been set up in Maxted Road, Hemel Hempstead. This hub has been set up for all the GPs in Dacorum and will be the closest vaccination centre for our patients.
Primary care has been entrusted to vaccinate all patients aged 50 and over and we will be doing so by strict order of priority as advised by the JCVI.
We are all running a text/call service using a system called AccuBook. If you have a mobile phone registered, you will receive a message from your GP surgery inviting you to make an appointment for your jab when it is your turn. If you do not have a mobile phone, you will get a phone call instead.
At the same time as this is happening, NHS England is setting up a central NHS booking system for its larger mass vaccination sites, including the one in Stevenage. It is therefore possible that some local residents will receive both a text/call from their local GP and a letter from the NHS about the site in Stevenage. It is possible that you might get the letter from the NHS about the Stevenage site first, and this may well be confusing for some.
You as the patient will have a personal choice. If you choose to go to Stevenage, you can. But you are not obliged to – you can get your jab in Maxted Road, Hemel Hempstead, once your GP gets in contact. We are currently contacting patients in order of eligibility and we ask that you do not contact the practice in the interim about the covid vaccine in order that patients seeking medical help or appointments are able to get through.
If you are concerned that we do not have your correct details for when your turn comes please complete the Change Personal Details form and ensure we have your correct mobile number.