- It’s never too late to get a COVID-19 vaccination. If you haven’t had a first or second vaccination, or a booster, book an appointment or visit a walk-in clinic. It’s the best way to protect yourself, your family, and friends against COVID-19.
- COVID-19 vaccines can be given safely at any trimester of pregnancy.
- COVID-19 vaccination clinics for at-risk children aged 5–11-years-old have started.
- The team visited Ravenscliffe School to vaccinate children and young people at higher risk.
- 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.
- This spring additional boosters will be given to the oldest and most vulnerable people who are at most risk from COVID-19. These people will have received their most recent vaccine dose in September or October 2021 and their resistance to the virus may now be lower. The JCVI advises that an additional booster should be offered to the following cohorts, around 6 months after the last vaccine dose:
- adults aged 75 years and over
- residents in a care home for older adults
- individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed.
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- The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) have advised that smaller doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine should be administered to all children aged 5 to 11 years of age from April: Vaccination for 5-11 years old
- The JCVI and the local vaccination programme recognises the uncertainty around any future waves or variants of COVID-19, and surge vaccination plans are being drawn up as a contingency.
- The risks associated with COVID-19 is greatest during winter, so a further programme of vaccinations for those at who are at higher risk from COVID-19 will be announced for Autumn 2022.
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