Coronavirus Vaccination key messages from Calderdale CCG 31 January

Calderdale Clinical Commissioning group would like to encourage everyone eligible for a Covid vaccination to take the opportunity to protect themselves  and others from coronavirus.

  • It’s never too late to get your first and second dose.
  • Your vaccine is waiting for you, book online, call 119./li>
  • You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine gives most people a high level of protection against COVID-19 even in people who have already been poorly with COVID-19.
  • If you have had COVID-19 you need to wait before getting the vaccine. 4 weeks for over 18s and 12-17 year olds at high risk of COVID-19, and 12 weeks for 12-17 year olds.
  • The GP-led vaccination sites are starting to invite those age 5-11 years at risk for their Covid Vaccination.
  • There are lots of appointments and walk-in clinics available to get your vaccine in Calderdale.
  • If you are pregnant or immunosuppressed, you can jump any queue at our walk-in clinics. Just talk to a member of staff when you arrive.
  • 1st and 2nd doses should be the same vaccine type. In line with JCVI advice Pfizer or Moderna is being given for boosters. If people are unable to have this vaccine type due to a medical reason it may be possible to have AstraZeneca, after discussion with a health professional.

Programme highlights

  • Answered the questions and concerns of asylum seekers and refugees new to the area and gave vaccinations to 44 people.
  • Started vaccinating in schools on 28th Jan.
  • Working on the medium to long-term plan for the Calderdale Covid Vaccination programme to ensure we have the most effective and efficient model in place
  • Calderdale continue to offer enough capacity to offer everyone eligible their booster and anyone who wishes to obtain their evergreen doses.
  • Searches being conducted by primary and secondary care to identify eligible at risk 5-11 year olds.
  • Additional vaccination sites now offering vaccinations to 12-15 year olds alongside the vaccinations being offered in schools

Looking ahead

  • Continue to develop out of school offer for children and young people.
  • Roving model will be visiting St Augustine’s and Union Street to talk to the communities about the vaccine and providing vaccination accordingly.
  • Working with Park and Warley community to co-produce vaccination clinics, in conjunction with trusted local community members.
  • Offer boosters to remaining housebound and care home residents who were unable to get the vaccine at first or second visit or due to recent outbreak.

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