Walk-in vaccination clinics in Calderdale

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

Report of health and social care committee public inquiry into Covid – Disability Rights UK Responds

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

Vaccinating against covid and flu at same time is safe, study shows

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

Covid-19 In Calderdale – Update

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

Government Ends Shielding For The Most Vulnerable

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

Government’s plans to manage Covid through autumn and winter

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