Calderdale GPs offering pulse oximeters to those vulnerable to COVID-19

Devices to monitor oxygen levels and pulse rate are being offered to those patients in Calderdale that are particularly vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 and suffer from breathlessness or other associated symptoms. Patients or their carers can use these devices, called pulse oximeters, at home and if the readings show oxygen levels are starting to fall, the patient … Continue reading Calderdale GPs offering pulse oximeters to those vulnerable to COVID-19

At least 150,000 with learning disabilities to get vaccine sooner

At least 150,000 people with learning disabilities are to get the Coronavirus vaccine sooner than originally planned - the news was released by Public Health England yesterday (24 Feb 2021) - here's what they put out: The advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) remains that adults with severe and profound learning … Continue reading At least 150,000 with learning disabilities to get vaccine sooner

Council Support For 3000 Additional Residents Shielding

Calderdale Council is continuing to support those most at risk of becoming seriously ill if they catch COVID-19, as the national shielding programme is extended. The government has announced that an additional 1.7million people across the UK will be added the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable list, after research identified a wider combination of risk factors that … Continue reading Council Support For 3000 Additional Residents Shielding

Book your coronavirus vaccination – if you’re clinically vulnerable or aged over 64

Use this NHS service to book a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or manage your appointments. Who can use this service You can only use this service if any of the following apply: you are aged 64 or over you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable) you are an … Continue reading Book your coronavirus vaccination – if you’re clinically vulnerable or aged over 64

Government Releases 4-Step Plan to End Covid-19 Restrictions

Today, Monday 22 February 2021, the Government has released its first detailed and timetabled plan to release the Coronavirus-combatting restrictions the country has been under since 4 January. Here is a summary of the main points: Step one - 8 March: will see schools reopening and two people allowed to meet outdoors for a chat. … Continue reading Government Releases 4-Step Plan to End Covid-19 Restrictions

Updated letter to clinically extremely vulnerable people

Important guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people from the government, 18 Feb 2021 Link: Other language versions, plus easy read, BSL and large print versions available here We are writing to you as you have previously been identified as someone thought to be clinically extremely vulnerable and at high risk of becoming very unwell if … Continue reading Updated letter to clinically extremely vulnerable people

Coronavirus Vaccine – Why it’s safe? Why it was developed so quickly? And other important questions

Here's a really useful selection of detailed information on the most common concerns about the coronavirus vaccine currently being raised in local communities and which people might need reassurance about. Safety - How do we know the vaccines are safe? They have been approved by an independent body (The Medicine & Health Regulatory Authority), which … Continue reading Coronavirus Vaccine – Why it’s safe? Why it was developed so quickly? And other important questions