Coronavirus Vaccination key messages from Calderdale CCG 21 February

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.

  • The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations has recommended that COVID-19 vaccinations should be offered to all 5-11 year olds on a ‘non urgent’ basis. The NHS will develop plans to offer this from April. Details will be shared once confirmed, so please wait to hear rather than contacting your GP or other NHS service.
  • Young people aged 12-15 are urged to get their jab this half term at a local walk-in clinic –
  • You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19. Both doses and the booster give most people a high level of protection against COVID-19, even in people who have already been poorly with COVID-19.
  • There are lots of appointments and walk-in clinics available to get your vaccine in Calderdale.
  • Those who are severely immunosuppressed can walk-in to any site with a letter or if you are age 16+ can book their booster jabs using the National Booking Service
  • 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.

Programme highlights

  • Volunteers from Luddendenfoot Pharmacy vaccination clinic have donated to Overgate Hospice. (available on Twitter)
  • Covid vaccination clinics for those aged 5-11 year olds at risk have started.
  • The team visited the Basement Project (Addiction recovery service) to talk about the vaccine and gave vaccinations
  • Calderdale continue to offer appointments and walk-in availability to everyone eligible for their booster and anyone who wishes to get their first or second dose.
  • Practices and CHFT are identifying and inviting all those who are severely immunosuppressed and immunosuppressed (for household contacts) for their third or fourth dose of vaccine.

Looking ahead

  • Continue to work with our communities to co-produce vaccination clinics, in conjunction with trusted local community members where uptake could be better.
  • 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.
  • Weekly briefings will move to bi-weekly briefings.

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