The Latest Information Champion update – 4th November 2021

Vaccinations, 12–15-year-olds vaccinations

The half term offer for parents to book their 12-15 year-olds in for a Covid-19 vaccination at one of Hertfordshire’s large vaccination centres was a success, with hundreds of vaccines administered. As a result, the special clinics will continue, with bookings currently being taken until 21 November.

Bookable through the national booking service website or by calling 119, this gives an additional vaccination option for parents, alongside the school-based programme.

Parents and guardians are advised to attend vaccination sites with their children and consent will be sought on the day. Clinics will take place after school and at the weekends.

The current sites local to Hertfordshire and available to book now for this age group (not currently open for walk-ins) are:

  • Stevenage – Robertson House, SG1 2FQ
  • Letchworth Garden City – former Argos Store, SG6 3DP
  • Watford – Town Hall, WD17 3EX
  • Hemel Hempstead Hospital, HP2 4AD
  • Harlow – Leisure Zone, CM20 3DT

All of Hertfordshire’s secondary schools will have been visited by school vaccination teams by mid-November, with follow-up sessions currently being planned for after this date. •There is information about the Covid vaccination programme tailored to the needs of parents and young people on this local website: https://covid.healthierfuture.org.uk/vaccine-information-for-young-people

COVID-19 Booster vaccinations

People who are eligible for their COVID-19 booster jab no longer need to wait to be contacted by their GP or the national NHS team. If your 2nd vaccination was more than 6 months ago, you are increasingly at risk from COVID-19. Don’t take chances with your health – get vaccinated now.

People who are eligible for their top-up jab can book an appointment online or by ringing 119 for a booster dose if it has been at least 6 months since they had their 2nd dose of the vaccine. It’s vitally important that the following people top up their immunity levels before they start to naturally decline, leaving them vulnerable to COVID-19

COVID-19 Booster vaccinations

People who are eligible for their COVID-19 booster jab no longer need to wait to be contacted by their GP or the national NHS team. If your 2nd vaccination was more than 6 months ago, you are increasingly at risk from COVID-19. Don’t take chances with your health – get vaccinated now.

People who are eligible for their top-up jab can book an appointment online or by ringing 119 for a booster dose if it has been at least 6 months since they had their 2nd dose of the vaccine. It’s vitally important that the following people top up their immunity levels before they start to naturally decline, leaving them vulnerable to COVID-19

  • Anyone aged 50+
  • Anyone aged 16+ with a health condition that puts them at high risk from COVID-19
  • Their adult carers or household members aged 12+
  • Frontline health or social care workers
  • People aged 16+ with a learning disability or severe mental illness and their carers

More drop-in Booster vaccination clinics are running across Hertfordshire. Booking in advance is not required. 

For a booked appointment in a large vaccination centre or a community pharmacy,  visit the National Booking Service or call 119. GP practices are offering vaccinations to eligible patients too.

If your second vaccination was more than 6 months ago, you are increasingly at risk from Covid-19. Don’t take chances with your health – get vaccinated now.

Vaccination data updated 28 October 2021
Source: NHS England
Booster vaccination data updated 4 November 2021
Source: National Immunisation Management Service (NIMS) 

Walk-in Vaccination Clinics Stevenage & Letchworth

Robertson House, 6 Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG1 2FQ

This venue will accept those 16+ for walk-ins on days that the Pfizer vaccine is available

  • Fri 5 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Sat 6 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Sun 7 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Mon 8 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Moderna
  • Mon 8 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Tue 9 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Wed 10 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Moderna
  • Wed 10 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Thu 11 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Fri 12 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Sat 13 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Sun 14 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Mon 15 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Moderna
  • Mon 15 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Moderna
  • Wed 17 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Moderna
  • Fri 19 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Moderna

Former Argos Store, Garden Square Shopping Centre, Letchworth Garden City. SG6 3DP

This venue will accept those 16+ for walk-ins on days that the Pfizer vaccine is available

  • Fri 5 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Sat 6 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Sun 7 Nov 9:30am to 3:00pm: Pfizer
  • Mon 8 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Tue 9 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Wed 10 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Thu 11 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Fri 12 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Sat 13 Nov 9:00am to 2:30pm: Pfizer
  • Sun 14 Nov 9:00am to 3:00pm: Pfizer

Other messages

The £20 per week temporary “covid increase” in Universal Credit (equivalent to £86.67 per calendar month) which began in April 2020 an is now being withdrawn. It doesn’t affect any other benefits, as they didn’t get the increase.

Hertshelp will be able to help people navigate any impact they may experience relating to the withdrawal of the increase (i.e. signposting to Foodbanks, crisis support or other community support www.hertshelp.net/hertshelp.aspx or by calling/emailing Call us on 0300 123 4044 or email info@hertshelp.net

You can check benefit entitlement on  a free benefit calculator on www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/money and also get information about carers allowance, personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other benefits”

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