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

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

Additional 800,000 adults to be prioritised to receive vaccine

Published 17 February 2021 New technology has been introduced in England to help clinicians identify, for the first time, a new group of people who may be at high risk from COVID-19. The patients identified through the risk assessment will be sent a letter from NHS England in the coming days explaining that their risk … Continue reading Additional 800,000 adults to be prioritised to receive vaccine

All over-70s invited to book first Covid-19 vaccination

People who are over 70 and haven’t had their first Covid-19 vaccination can now contact the NHS National Booking Service for an appointment. In West Yorkshire, health organisations expect to have reached everyone in the first four priority groups by the middle of February but if you haven’t heard from the NHS yet and want … Continue reading All over-70s invited to book first Covid-19 vaccination

West Yorkshire Vaccination Programme Update

The NHS is reassuring people in West Yorkshire that they will be contacted when it’s time for their COVID-19 vaccine appointment – and there’s no need for them to contact services. The COVID-19 vaccination rollout in West Yorkshire is well underway – over a quarter of million people have now had their first vaccination and the NHS expects to … Continue reading West Yorkshire Vaccination Programme Update

Coronavirus Vaccine – FAQs We Should All Read

The following is the latest information on the coronavirus vaccine, in particular how it will be made available to you, its safety and effectiveness. Basics Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine; they will contact you. When the NHS contacts you, please attend your vaccination appointments. Please continue to follow all the guidance … Continue reading Coronavirus Vaccine – FAQs We Should All Read

How The Pulse Oximeter Is Helping The Covid fight in Calderdale

A pulse oximeter is a little device that is put on the finger to monitor the oxygen levels in the blood. Patients who attend A&E at Calderdale Royal Hospital and who have symptoms of coronavirus but have tested negative, will be discharged from the A&E Department with a pulse oximeter. This will monitor their oxygen … Continue reading How The Pulse Oximeter Is Helping The Covid fight in Calderdale

Vaccination – Latest Information/Advice From Gov’t

Here is a selection of the Government's latest advice and information on the Covid-19 vaccination. COVID-19 vaccination programme Selection of Documents relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme. COVID-19 vaccination: guide for healthcare workers Information for frontline healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination Information for people who have … Continue reading Vaccination – Latest Information/Advice From Gov’t