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Over 65s now being vaccinated

Saturday 13 February 2021

Residents over 65 are now being offered the Covid-19 vaccination, with regular clinics being held at Hertford Theatre.

Vaccinations are taking place a Hertford Theatre

In the latest update from the town's four local practices, it's reported that as of Monday 8th February, 7129 vaccinations had been administered, of which 6151 were first doses.

The vaccinations are taking place at Hertford Theatre, in care homes and to housebound patients in line with the Government’s priority list.

We are now vaccinating the over 70s and have started the over 65s [Groups 4 & 5]. This week will be very busy with 1900 vaccine doses to be administered to patients, with 800 patients being vaccinated on Saturday.

: Vaccination update from local surgeries

Patients are asked not to call their GP surgery but to wait to be contacted by text message or telephone, and to keep their mobile phones switched on at all times.

Residents are also being asked not to turn up at Hertford Theatre without an appointment: 

No appointment, no vaccination

We use every single dose of vaccine each day. In the unlikely event there are a few vaccines left at the end of the day, patients who are next on the list are contacted and asked to come to the Theatre for their vaccination.

Some patients have decided to take up the offer of a vaccination, on receipt of an NHS letter, going online to book at local mass vaccination centres. These booking systems are age checked, so you will not be able to book if you are too young for the current age group being vaccinated!

If you wish to have both vaccinations at Hertford Theatre, please be patient and wait a few more days. We are told when we will be receiving a vaccine delivery, often only with 24 hours’ notice, so keep your mobile phones switched on please! We will be trialling a booking system, through a mobile phone message, this week.

: Vaccination update from local surgeries

In the week to Sunday 7th February, 30 Hertford residents tested positive for Covid-19. This is a fall of 49% compared to the previous week.

The current R value for the East of England is 0.7-0.9, meaning that the daily infection growth rate range is -6% to -3%.

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