Coronavirus Vaccination key messages from Calderdale CCG 7 February

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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.

 

  • 16 and 17 year olds can now book their Booster appointments via the National Booking Service or attend a walk-in clinic.
  • Booster vaccinations are also being offered to 12-15 year olds who are in a clinical risk group, severely immunosuppressed or a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed. You will be invited to book via your GP.
  • Immunosuppressed age 16+ can book their booster jabs using the National Booking Service
  • 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.

Programme highlights:

  • Answered the questions and concerns of asylum seekers and refugees new to the area and gave vaccinations.
  • Gave vaccinations to people in temporary accommodation who are living with drug and alcohol addiction and have chronic long-term conditions
  • Started vaccinating in schools on 28th Jan.
  • 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 Basement Project 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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