In addition to pre-booked vaccination appointments, the NHS in Calderdale also runs regular walk-in clinics where you don’t need to book in advance. These clinics are subject to demand and deliver vaccinations on a first-come first-served basis. These clinics are open to anyone: 16 and over who has not already received their first vaccination- please … Continue reading Walk-in vaccination clinics in Calderdale
Local health authorities have issued the following quick guide to the priorities as we continue to tackle covid-19 in Calderdale: Calderdale currently has the highest infection rates it has ever had. Not everyone is aware of how widespread it is. The business continuity is going to be affected over the coming weeks due to the … Continue reading Covid-19 in Calderdale: Key Messages Now!
The Health and Social Care Committee and Science and Technology Committee have published a damning new report on the Government’s response to the Covid pandemic. As part of its rigorous analysis, it says: “The disproportionately high mortality rates that people with learning disabilities and autistic people have suffered throughout the pandemic has highlighted the health inequalities faced … Continue reading Report of health and social care committee public inquiry into Covid – Disability Rights UK Responds
By Jacqui Wise (Author affiliations) Article from the BMJ website. Administering an influenza vaccine at the same time as a second dose of a covid-19 vaccine produced no safety concerns and preserves the immune response to both vaccines, say researchers.1 The results from the ComFluCOV study have already been presented to the UK Joint Committee … Continue reading Vaccinating against covid and flu at same time is safe, study shows
This update is taken from the Calderdale Covid Champions email newsletter and is based on advice and information from local NHS sources. Remember, you can pick up a vaccination at one of Calderdale's vaccine drop-in centres, without an appointment. Covid-19 is still circulating in Calderdale at high levels In the 7 days prior to the … Continue reading Covid-19 In Calderdale – Update
Information about this important issue can also be found by clicking on the following link https://www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/our-priorities/primary-and-community-care-services/why-are-gp-practices-still-working-differently https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGxNkk0Coik
This is the government's recent letter to clinically vulnerable people announcing the end of shielding. Dear.... I am writing to you because you were previously identified as clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. This means you were thought to be at high risk of becoming very ill if you caught the virus and may have been … Continue reading Government Letter To End Shielding
The Government have announced that people previously considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) will not be advised to shield again following expert clinical advice. They say this decision is based on there being far more information available on the virus and what makes individuals more or less vulnerable; the success of the COVID-19 vaccination … Continue reading Government Ends Shielding For The Most Vulnerable
The Prime Minister set out the government’s plan to manage Covid throughout autumn and winter on Tuesday 14 September. Here's the official statement to go with the plans: Thanks to the phenomenal success of the vaccination programme, the data continues to show the link between cases, hospitalisations and deaths has weakened significantly. In England, the … Continue reading Government’s plans to manage Covid through autumn and winter
Here's a quick guide to boosters and third shots from the BMJ. Can I get a booster shot now? Not in the UK (yet), although you may be eligible for a third dose. What’s the difference? A booster is given to people who have received a full vaccine course and developed a good response. That … Continue reading 60 second guide to boosters and third shots!