The NHS Covid vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history and the most precise in the world, will open tomorrow (Thurs) to people in their thirties, with NHS.uk due to be updated at 7am. Those aged 38 and 39 are the first to qualify for a jab with around a million people being sent text messages that allow them to access the national booking service at the … [Read more...] about NHS To Invite People Aged 38 and 39 For Life Saving Covid-19 Jab
A COUNTY Durham vaccine bus is being rolled out to encourage more people to get on board with having their COVID-19 jab. Run by health staff from Easington District Primary Care Network, the mobile clinic will aim to boost vaccination rates in areas where uptake has proved low and provide improved access for people who may find it difficult to get to a designated vaccination … [Read more...] about NHS vaccination bus offers easier route to Covid-19 jabs
Everyone aged 40 and over is now being invited to book a life-saving Covid-19 jab as the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest and fastest in the health service’s history, goes from strength to strength. Nearly three quarters of a million appointments were made on Monday and Tuesday as the NHS began inviting 44-year olds followed by people aged 42 and 43 by text. Text … [Read more...] about NHS To Invite All People 40 and Over For Life Saving Covid-19 Jab
NHS England recognises that people may be experiencing difficulties accessing dental services. Practices are providing services in line with standard operating procedures issued by the Chief Dental Officer and Public Health England which means the level of appointments they are able to provide has significantly reduced. It is therefore necessary for dental practices to … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Dental Services Advice
People aged 44 will be invited to book their covid-19 jab from today (Mon) as the NHS vaccine programme, the biggest and fastest in its history, continues at pace. England’s top doctor is urging people to come forward for their jab when they are invited do to so. Around half a million 44-year olds will receive a text inviting them to get their jab through the national … [Read more...] about NHS To Invite People Aged 44 For Life Saving Covid-19 Jab
While the whole of the NHS doubles down to urge everyone already invited to take up the offer, new invitations are now going out nationally to millions of people aged 50 to 54 in the latest stage of the programme, the biggest in NHS history and fastest in Europe. NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens said: “Just 100 days since the NHS gave the world’s first Covid jab outside … [Read more...] about NHS England Invites Everyone Aged 50 And Over to Be Jabbed As NHS Vaccination Programme Marks 100th Day
The UK Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe, have said that evidence does not suggest that the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab is linked to blood clots. People should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so. Please read more here: … [Read more...] about Response to COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca reports
Today a patient in a GP surgery in Bishop Auckland received the millionth vaccine given in the North East and North Cumbria. The region is continuing to progress quickly with the majority of vaccinations being given through GP led services working as part of a Primary Care Network supported by the four large vaccination centres in the region and community … [Read more...] about Millionth patient vaccinated in North East and North Cumbria
A fourth Large Vaccination Centre for the region will open at the Darlington Arena on Monday 1st March 2021 adding even more capacity to help the NHS vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible. Already the NHS in the region has vaccinated over 904,000 people, with all people aged over 80 now vaccinated, nine out of ten older care home residents plus large … [Read more...] about Fourth Large Vaccination Centre for the region to open in Darlington
A third Large Vaccination Centre for the region opened today at Durham’s Arnison Centre adding additional capacity to help the NHS vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible. Dr Stewart Findlay, the Primary Care Director for the vaccination programme said, “We were thrilled to be able to vaccinate the Bishop of Durham today as we opened the Arnison Centre in … [Read more...] about Bishop of Durham vaccinated today at Arnison Centre in Durham
A third Large Vaccination Centre for the region will open at Durham’s Arnison Centre on Monday 22nd February 2021 adding additional capacity to help the NHS vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible. Already the NHS in the region has vaccinated over 500,000 people in the first four priority cohorts with all people aged over 80 now vaccinated, nine out of … [Read more...] about Third Vaccination Centre to open in the North East and North Cumbria
The NHS is prioritising vaccinating those experts have agreed will benefit from having it the most. From Monday 15th February, people in cohorts 5 and 6 are being invited by the NHS to have their vaccine. These are: Cohort 5 - all those 65 years of age and over Cohort 6 - all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them … [Read more...] about Covid-19 – Who is being vaccinated next?
NHS staff will begin vaccinating people aged 65 to 69 and those who are clinically vulnerable against Covid from Monday 15 February with over one million people already invited to book a jab. Almost 1.2 million letters were due to land on doorsteps on Saturday 13 February asking people to log on to the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination with another … [Read more...] about NHS Offers Covid Jab To Clinically Vulnerable And People 65 to 69
Front line health and social care workers are included as a priority group for vaccination. The majority have been offered vaccination appointments via their employer – if you are employed please check with your manager about how to have your vaccine. There is also a group of front line workers who are self employed such as personal assistants working under personal health … [Read more...] about COVID-19 vaccination registration for health and social care workers
GPs in County Durham have stressed that patients invited to book a vaccination appointment at The Centre for Life, Newcastle, which is the North-East's designated mass vaccination site, can choose to wait until they are contacted by their local GP. Chief officer at NHS County Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Dr Stewart Findlay, said: “Letters from NHS England have … [Read more...] about Health officials are reassuring patients that they will be able to get their Covid-19 vaccination locally if they prefer not to travel to a mass vaccination site.
Who will get the vaccine first? The Government has confirmed that the vast majority of COVID-19 vaccinations administered by hospital hubs and local vaccination services in the initial phase will be prioritised for those 80 years of age and over, frontline health and social care workers. Please be assured that everyone who … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Vaccinations -Frequently Asked Questions
THE daughter of a 93 year-old County Durham woman who was one of the first to receive a Covid vaccine said she can’t understand why anyone would turn down their jab! Mary Kerr was one of the first pensioners to get the vaccine at the Spennymoor GP Covid vaccination hub when it opened its doors on Friday. (December 18) Accompanied by her daughter Sandra Shaw, 70, Mary was … [Read more...] about Why would anyone turn down their jab?
Dr Neil O’Brien, a GP in Chester-le-Street and accountable officer for NHS County Durham Clinical Commissioning Group said: “Our primary care teams have vaccinated hundreds of people aged over 80 this week and I am very grateful for the efforts of our local GP practices in pulling out all the stops to get this done in challenging circumstances. “We want to make the best … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Vaccination
A D-Day veteran has celebrated his 96th birthday by being one of the first in the queue to receive a Covid-19 vaccination. Robert Stapleton, who was awarded the Legion d’ honneur for his part in the D-Day landings, was among 325 priority patients to be given the Pfizer vaccine at a GP hub in Spennymoor, County Durham. Accompanied by his daughter Ann Hutchinson, 65, Robert … [Read more...] about D-Day veteran joins the fight against Covid-19 on his 96th birthday
Following extensive trials, the first safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the UK and is now available to priority groups. Vaccinations are being delivered according to the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The vaccinations may not take place at your GP practice, but rather a local vaccination … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Vaccination Priority Groups