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