We will be holding some clinics at Little Bushey Surgery as vaccines become available:
Eligible patients will receive a text message/phone call inviting them to book when we have appointments/vaccines available. These invitations will be sent out in batches to help us manage demand.
Please do NOT contact the surgery prior to receiving a text message/call as this will only clog our telephone lines preventing access for patients who require medical help.
We will contact you via text message containing a link through which you will be able to book your own appointment online. If you receive a text message with a link to “accurx.thirdparty.nhs.uk”, please be assured that it is genuine. Further information may be found at: support.accurx.com/en/articles/4794856-i-have-been-invited-to-book-my-covid-19-vaccination-through-accurx-thirdparty-nhs-uk-is-this-legitimate
For those patients who do not have a mobile, be assured that we will be contacting them directly on their landlines.
Our main system of booking has now moved to SMS Text messages to allow patients to be able to book directly into the vaccination appointment book, please keep an eye out for the text message sent from accurx.thirdparty.nhs.uk.
You will be asked your date of birth to be able to proceed with the booking.
If appt slots are already full when you go to book your appointment, please do not worry, we will send you another link as soon as more vaccine clinics are made available.
Our admin team will still be contacting patients via phone call to book appointments for those that do not have mobile phones.
Little Bushey Surgery Patients can also book via the National System for a nearby vaccination centre.
If you or someone you care for is eligible for a vaccination, you can book online at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus- vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination or dial 119 to see if a nearby vaccination centre has any appointments.
Please be aware that Hertfordshire County Council in collaboration with GP Surgeries are contacting adults unvaccinated against COVID 19 and those who haven't completed the COVID 19 vaccine schedule. They are doing this to make sure anyone who needs help or support to receive the vaccine gets the help they need. We also provide individuals with additional information about the vaccine if they need it to help them make an informed choice about getting vaccinated.
Covid Booster Vaccinations
The following people will be offered a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the same order as the first part of the vaccination programme.
- those living in residential care homes for older adults
- frontline health and social care workers
- all adults aged 65 years or over
- all those aged 16 to 64 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers
- adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.
- The JCVI advises that the booster vaccine dose should be offered no earlier than six months after completion of the first course of vaccination (2 doses).
Please read Covid Booster Vaccination Programme FAQs for further info
- 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 to 64 with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
COVID-19 status service available for patients
A new service allowing patients to share their COVID-19 status is available via the NHS App and the NHS website. (aged 13+)
Those in England who have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is currently two doses of any approved vaccine, will be able to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status for international travel using this service.
Anyone without a smartphone who needs to prove their Covid-19 status, can request a letter through the NHS website or ring 119. (plus 11-13 year olds will need to call 119 to request a letter)
Further info is here showing how you can demonstrate your COVID-19 status when travelling and how the NHS App protects your data here.
You can book an appointment via the online national booking service: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. Through this system, eligible patients are able to choose a time slot and location at one of the large centres, or at one of the community pharmacies taking part in the national programme.
Alternatively, bookings can be made by calling 119 free of charge, anytime between 7.00am and 11.00pm seven days a week.
Alternatively, you may wish to book via our practice by calling 0208 386 8888.
the National Booking Service functionality will enable pregnant women to book appointments at a site that offers the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine following a series of screening questions.
book coronavirus vaccination
You may recieve a letter from NHS England/Public Health, inviting you to book on the National System, if you do receive this letter, please go ahead and book an appointment.
The following information is being added to the COVID-19 vaccination question and answer section on the Healthier Future website covid.healthierfuture.org.uk.
Please DO NOT phone your surgery to enquire before then.
Please do read all the information attached to this page via the links:
The final decision on who will get the vaccine first will follow advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
For up to date information, please click on the following link: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine
Covid-19 Vaccine - Why do I have to wait leaflet
Covid-19 Vaccination - What to expect after your vaccination leaflet
Covid-19 Vaccine and Allergy
Vaccine Scammers and Fraud
We would like to thank our patients for their understanding and help in supporting us to vaccinate patients as per current government guidance
Many thanks for your patience in this matter.
Little Bushey Surgery