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CCG Calderdale COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Update – June 2022

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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.

 

Latest data for Calderdale, up to 6th June 2022:

  • 429,023 Vaccinations administered to date to Calderdale residents of which 118,421 first Boosters/ 3rd doses
  • As of 26th May over 14,500 spring boosters have been administered (the programme started on the 21 March), which is >70% of the eligible cohort.

Key messages

  • It is great to see there are still approximately 500 people coming forward for their evergreen dose every week in Calderdale alone. 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. Book on the following website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119.
  • People aged 75 and over, and people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed are now eligible for a Spring booster vaccine. The NHS will contact eligible people to book their jab. If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible have a look on the following website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119.
  • Children aged 5 to 11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are available to book on the NHS website or by calling 119.

Read more:  NHS COVID-19 vaccinations start for all 5 – 11 year olds – NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) (calderdaleccg.nhs.uk)

Programme highlights

  • The Spring Campaign started on the 21 March to offer an additional Booster dose, to those most at risk. Calderdale are approximately 2-3 weeks away from completion of the campaign.
  • 31 out of 32 Older people care homes have been visited to offer Spring Boosters.
  • 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.

Looking ahead

  • The JCVI and the local vaccination programme recognises the uncertainty around any future waves or variants of COVID-19. The JCVI have issued interim advice that an Autumn Covid-19 Booster Programme should be offered to
    • residents in a care home for older adults and staff
    • frontline health and social care workers
    • all those 65 years of age and over and
    • adults aged 16 to 64 years who are in a clinical risk group
  • Remaining older people care home will receive their visit week commencing 6th June 2022. Practices and Community Pharmacies visiting housebound patients over 75 years to administer Spring Boosters.
  • Continue to progress our plans for offering vaccinations in local communities

Key contact and useful links

CCG Calderdale COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Update – May 2022

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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.

 

Latest data for Calderdale, up to 5th May 2022:

  • 427, 937 Vaccinations administered to date to Calderdale residents of which 117, 815 first Boosters/ 3rd doses
  • As of 5th May over 10, 000 spring boosters have been administered (the programme started on the 21 March), which is 50% of the eligible cohort.
  • Between 500 – 1,000 people come forward for their first or second dose every week in Calderdale. 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. Book on the following website http://www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119.
  • People aged 75 and over, and people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed are eligible for a Spring booster vaccine. The NHS will contact eligible people to book their jab. If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible have a look at the NHS website http://www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119.
  • Children aged 5 to 11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are available to book on the NHS website or by calling 119. Read more: NHS COVID-19 vaccinations start for all 5 – 11 year olds – NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) (calderdaleccg.nhs.uk)

Programme highlights

  • The Spring Campaign started on the 21 March to offer an additional Booster dose, to those most at risk. Calderdale are approximately halfway through completion of the campaign.
  • 30 out of 32 older people care homes have been visited to offer Spring Boosters.
  • 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.
  • We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to those of you who have helped us to deliver over 2,000 conversations on our behalf, we couldn’t have delivered this engagement without you, which has helped to shape the programme. You can read the full report by clicking on the link below https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/download/experience-covid-vaccination/

Looking ahead

  • The JCVI and the local vaccination programme recognises the uncertainty around any future waves or variants of COVID-19. In Calderdale we are preparing for the Autumn campaign and possible surge vaccination against this uncertainty.
  • Remaining older people in care homes will receive their visit by 25th May 2022. Practices and Community Pharmacies visiting housebound patients over 75 years to administer Spring Boosters.
  • Further action being taken to improve uptake of people who are immunosuppressed.

Key contact and useful links

Calderdale Covid Vaccine Engagement Report March 2022

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NHS Calderdale CCG worked with partners in Calderdale (Healthwatch, Local Authority, and the Voluntary Sector) to understand the views and experiences of people living in Calderdale of the COVID vaccine.

We wanted to give people the opportunity to help influence how we shape the operational delivery of the vaccine delivery model in Calderdale and the messages we share; through understanding and learning what the public views are of the COVID vaccine and understanding any concerns or misinformation that people may have heard.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to those of you who have helped us to deliver over 2000 conversations on our behalf, we couldn’t have delivered this engagement without you.

You can read the full report by clicking on the link below https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/download/experience-covid-vaccination/

CCG Calderdale COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Update – April 2022

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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.

 

Latest data for Calderdale, up to 31 March 2022

  • 446,400 Vaccinations administered to-date to Calderdale residents, of which 126,047 were first Boosters/3rd doses.
  • 95% booster uptake for eligible Cohorts 1-9 in Calderdale.
  • 1,327 Spring Booster doses given since the Campaign was launched on the 21 March
  • Key messages to share:
  • 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.
  • People aged 75 and over, and people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed are now eligible for a Spring booster vaccine. The NHS will contact eligible people to book their jab. Read more: NHS begins Spring booster vaccinations this week – NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) (calderdaleccg.nhs.uk)
  • Children aged 5 to 11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are available to book on the NHS website or by calling 119. Read more: NHS COVID-19 vaccinations start for all 5 – 11 year olds – NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) (calderdaleccg.nhs.uk)

Programme highlights

  • The Spring Campaign started on the 21 March to offer an additional Booster dose, around 6 months after the last vaccine dose to;
    • adults aged 75 years and over
    • residents in a care home for older adults
    • individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed.
  • The roving vaccination team visited William Henry Smith School to vaccinate children and young people at higher risk. The team also administered more vaccines to our Asylum seeker community in Halifax.
  • 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.
  • People who have been involved and supported the programme were thanked in March. If you have been involved in the programme and haven’t yet received your Thank You card, you can get one by contacting calccg.serviceimprovementccg@nhs.net
  • Looking ahead:
  • COVID-19 vaccinations for all children 5–11-years-old. National invitations are being sent to parents/ carers with a 5–11-year-old. This will be done in descending age order.
  • We are continually reviewing data and insight to shape the programme. To ensure no-one is left behind.
  • The JCVI and the local vaccination programme recognises the uncertainty around any future waves or variants of COVID-19. In Calderdale we are preparing for the Autumn campaign and possible surge vaccination against this uncertainty.

 

Key contact and useful links

Future NHS provide translated materials and vaccination consent forms

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The Future NHS website now provides translated materials page for the Covid Vaccine.

This includes UKHSA consent forms for vaccinating minors.

The consent forms have been translated into the following languages: French, Gujarati, Polish, Urdu, Tamil, Arabic, Punjabi, Farsi, Somali, Lithuanian, Nepalese, Portuguese, Spanish, Bengali, Turkish, Romanian, and Hebrew.

To access these you need to a be registered with NHS futures.

 

Future NHS is a useful resource, easy to use and very quick to register.

 

The entire UKHSA consent form collection can be downloaded from this hub here: Translated consent forms zip file

Alternatively, the individual forms are included from the Translated materials pages

Our Calderdale: Living under the Shadow of Covid April 11

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Join us for a free, on-line event about Disability and Health issues in Calderdale on April 11th from 2.00 – 4.30pm.  It will be our opportunity to present our findings from our community research from a grass-roots perspective.

Over the last year we have listened to Hardly Heard voices from different communities across Calderdale about their experiences of living under the Shadow of Covid on themes of Disability and Health.  It will also be your opportunity to ask questions about our research as well as of the community researchers from diverse communities who belong to our research team and represent grass-roots organisations in Calderdale.

Please register via https://crag-disability-research.eventbrite.co.uk

Download the flyer here

We are also keen to continue this dialogue and discussion after the event.  We recognise that our efforts have been relatively invisible so far and hope that we can collaborate with a broader coalition of people to pursue any actions which may come in its wake.   One possibility is to explore the potential of setting up an independent Citizens Forum to enable concerns about Disability and Health to be expressed and responded to more effectively across Calderdale and with a democratic basis based upon the principle of genuine co-production.

We welcome your ideas and suggestions both at the event and afterwards on how best to go about this.  We are also keen to pursue efforts for an inclusive and supportive Calderdale in line with our support from the Connection Coalition at the Jo Cox Foundation and the Community Organisers movement in the UK.

I will endeavour to respond to all of your queries and suggestions but please bear with me if I do not always respond immediately because I am presently immersed in other conversations about the War in Ukraine and our practical response to it in the Calder Valley, UK and indeed across Europe.

Covid 19 Vaccine, Periods and Fertility – Online event March 22 Book Now

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The Lowdown on the COVID 19 Vaccine, Periods and Fertility – Free Online Event 22nd March, 7pm – Click Here to Book 

The team at The Lowdown has teamed up with NHS colleagues to host an online chat with the super brilliant Dr Viki Male and Dr Fatima Husain to discuss the latest research on the COVID-19 vaccine, fertility and periods.

We all know this remains one of people’s top concerns and there’s a lot of questioning around the effects of the vaccine on this. So this is a great chance for people to address lingering concerns or doubts about the risk of changes to the menstrual cycle, if the vaccine will affect their contraception, or if the vaccine will affect their chances to conceive after vaccination (Spoiler: there’s no evidence of that).

 

Book Here

In case you haven’t seen these two in previous discussions about this over the past year or so (where have you been?):

  • Dr Viki Male has spent several years looking at the immune reactions in the uterus, and is the current foremost quoted specialist on COVID-19’s affects on fertility, pregnancy and periods in the UK. She currently works as a Lecturer in Reproductive Immunology at Imperial College London. Check out: @VikiLovesFACS
  • And Dr Fatima Husain is a leading gynaecologist and obstetrician with advanced specialist training in IVF and infertility. With over 30 years experience, Fatima manages Windsor Gynaecology & Fertility, and is Lead Clinician for the Fertility Service at Heatherwood and Wexham Park hospitals.

The session will be on Zoom – anyone wanting to join should sign up via the blog survey (via the link above), ensuring to include their email address for joining details and to receive a recording afterwards.

The session will cover:

  • What is the latest research on the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine on periods and the menstrual cycles and what does this mean for you?
  • Will getting the COVID-19 vaccine impact you or your partner’s fertility?
  • Will the COVID-19 vaccine impact my contraception?
  • Plus, lots of interesting things about the menstrual cycle including other things that can impact it.

Long Covid Peer Support Survey March 25

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Calderdale Council Public Health are interested in the experience of people with Long Covid to help identify what support is needed.

If you think you have had any symptoms of Long Covid, we invite you to please share your experience by completing our short survey.

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The deadline for completion is March 25th  2022.

Your valuable feedback will help us to understand experiences of current Long Covid support and what is missing.

All answers are confidential and your information will be protected and stored securely in line with data protection rules. To access Calderdale Council’s privacy policy, please visit Our Privacy Notice | Calderdale Council.

 

If you have any questions about this survey, please email Laura Wilkinson at laura.wilkinson@calderdale.gov.uk.

 

Click here to complete the survey

Halifax Minster – Covid Memorial Service March 20

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Halifax Minster, on behalf of the whole Calderdale community, is organising a service to commemorate the second anniversary of the Covid pandemic and the start of lockdown. The service will be the opportunity to remember the 459 residents of Calderdale who have died due to Covid and to give thanks for the hard work of all the keyworkers of Calderdale during the past two years to help maintain community life.

At the service a candle will be lit for each person who has died and an artwork installation to remember all those affected by the pandemic will be on display for the first time. The artwork, made up of the thousands of prayer cards and messages hung on our Remembrance Trees over the past 2 years, will be hung in the Minster’s tower in front of the West Window where it can be seen from inside and out. It will be floodlit with the colours of the rainbow to represent the hope shown by communities during the difficult times of the pandemic.

You would be most welcome to join us at the service on Sunday March 20th at 4pm . Please feel free to pass on this invitation to others who may wish to attend.

With every good wish

Andy Barber

www.halifaxminster.org.uk

Pop-up information and vaccination centre at Jubilee Children’s Centre March 15

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Jubilee Children’s Centre will be hosting a pop up information and vaccination clinic where you can get answers to all your questions regarding the available vaccines against coronavirus.

Vaccines will be available to anyone over 16 years, subject to medical history, time since last dose or last positive Covid-19 test result.

 

Details for all walk in vaccination centres can be found at www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/grabajab