Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. 

Routine vaccinations (sometimes called ‘immunisations’) for all ages are available at the surgery. You might receive a letter or a text message inviting you or your child to book an appointment with a nurse either here at the practice, or in another health clinic. If you know your child is due for a vaccination, speak to us to book an appointment. You do not need to wait to receive an invitation. 

The NHS recommends that people have vaccinations at certain times in their life. Some vaccinations are also strongly recommended if you are at risk of becoming seriously ill because of a health condition or a particular medicine you are taking. 

Most vaccinations are given in childhood and protect children against serious diseases like measles, mumps, rubella and others. As you get older you will be offered vaccines to protect yourself against other viruses such as flu, COVID-19 and shingles.  For more information about the vaccinations that the NHS offers and why they are important, go to the NHS website.    

If you are the parent of a young child, you can find information and helpful advice about your child’s immunisations on the NHS website.  

Vaccinations against COVID-19 

The COVID-19 vaccination is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against the virus. The NHS offers a COVID-19 booster vaccine to people who might be at greater risk of becoming seriously unwell if they caught the virus. This autumn the COVID-19 booster vaccine will be available to people aged 65 years and over, people in a clinical risk group, household contacts (aged 12 and over) of people who are immunosuppressed, carers, pregant women, and frontline health and social care workers. 

Please note that this year your COVID-19 booster is not being offered by Nevells Road Surgery. 

Read more about the COVID-19 vaccine and who is eligible.  

Book or arrange a COVID-19 vaccination. 

Read information about COVID-19 vaccinations in Hertfordshire and west Essex.    


Flu vaccinations 

We are running two walk-in sessions for eligible adults to have their annual flu vaccination. This sessions are for people aged 65 and over, people aged 18 to 64 with existing health conditions or weakened immune systems, carers, and people who are pregnant. Details are as follows:

Surname A – M - Saturday  23 September 2023, 8am to 10.30am 

Surname N – Z - Saturday 30 September 2023, 8am to 10.30am

If you are eligble, you can turn up. You do not need an invitation or paperwork.  

If you have mobility problems and it will be difficult for you to stand in a queue, please drive into the rear carpark (marshalls will be on hand to guide you), where a GP or nurse will come to your car to vaccinate you in your car.

Walk in clinic instructions

  • Come to the front of the surgery building, where there will be a marshalled queuing system
  • Wear a short-sleeved top, and remove your coat / top layers when you enter the surgery in preparation
  • Keep corridors clear – once you have been vaccinated follow the one-way arrows to exit at the rear of the building
  • Please note: do not ask the GP, nurse or staff about any other health issue or prescription or result, as they will be unable to deal with your query during the walk-in vaccination sessions. 

If you are unable to attend either of the above dates, we will be running a catch-up clinic. We will share this date at a future point. 

NHS is offering the flu vaccine to those groups of people who might become seriously unwell if they get flu. Adults aged 50 to 64 who don't have an underlying health condition are not eligible for a free flu vaccine this year and should not attend the walk-in clinics. 
Flu vaccinations for other eligible groups

If you are housebound and received your vaccination at your home last year, you do not need to contact us, we will be arranging to come to your home again. Please be aware that this is a limited service and only available to totally housebound patients.

Children (up to 17 years). The surgery will contact you with an appointment. 

The NHS flu programme in England offers the flu vaccine to those aged 65 and over, pregnant women, young children and those with existing health conditions or weakened immune systems. This is because flu can lead to these groups of people becoming seriously unwell.   

Read more about flu vaccinations


Travel vaccinations 

If you are planning to travel abroad, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world, such as yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A.  Find out which vaccines are required or recommended for your trip.  

Find out about travel vaccinations at Nevells Road Surgery