COVID 19 Vaccination
In Dacorum, all the GPs have joined forces and the Covid vaccination centre has been set up in Maxted Road, Hemel Hempstead.
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, you will likely receive a message from your GP surgery inviting you to make an appointment for your jab. If you do not have a mobile phone, you will get a phone call instead.
At the same time, NHS England is setting up a central NHS booking system for its 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.
Please make sure that you book your appointment for your Covid Vaccination as soon as you can when invited.
If you book your appointment and cannot attend, please remember to cancel your appointment using the link shared in the message.
We have recently been having a lot of patients booking their vaccine at Maxted Road and not turning up. This takes away an appointment for another patient and wastes considerable resources at our site.
Please protect yourselves and protect those that you care about. Get your jab.
Question: How will we be invited for an appointment.
Answer: Text message, or a phone call for those who don’t have mobile phones.
Question: Do I have to go to the Stevenage vaccination site?
Answer: No, it is your choice, you can wait to be called by your GP to attend the Hemel Hempstead vaccination centre.
Question: Where will we be getting the vaccine?
Answer: One Central Site in Dacorum.
Question: When do I need to contact the surgery to make an appointment?
Answer: Do not contact the surgery, we will contact you