Coronavirus Vaccination key messages from Calderdale CCG 14 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.

  • After clean water, vaccination is the most effective public health intervention to prevent severe illness and death.
  • 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.
  • GP-led vaccination sites are starting to invite those age 5-11 years at risk for their Covid Vaccination.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Covid vaccination clinics for those aged 5-11 year olds at risk have started.
  • Continue our visits to schools to vaccinate 12-15’s
  • Additional vaccination sites now offering vaccinations to 12-15 year olds alongside the vaccinations being offered in schools.
  • 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:

  • There will be half-term clinics to ensure those aged 12-15 can obtain their vaccine out of school if they wish.
  • A team will be visiting the Basement Project to talk about the vaccine. Vaccines will be given to anyone who is eligible.
  • 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.

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