With two weeks left until the end of the winter Covid and Flu vaccination campaign on 31 January 2024, the NHS in West Yorkshire is working hard to provide all eligible people with their vaccinations in local NHS walk-in centres and participating pharmacies.
Dr James Thomas, Medical Director at NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board said
“Under-vaccinated people over-75 are more than twice as likely to be seriously ill with COVID -19 than those who were fully protected. For pregnant women, the COVID-19 vaccination provides the best protection for them and their unborn children against complications to the illness.
“It’s particularly important that those most at risk are protected – especially those with underlying health conditions – both to reduce the chances of becoming seriously ill as well as reduce pressures on local NHS hospitals and staff. So I urge those eligible take a few minutes to get their vaccination by 31 January to protect themselves in the coming months.”
If people have any questions about Covid or the vaccine they can speak with their GPs, pharmacist, health workers and midwives or check online at www.nhs.co.uk/wintervaccinations.
Those people eligible for a Covid vaccination now include:
- all adults aged 65 years and over
- people aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group
- frontline health and social care workers
- people aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
- people aged 16 to 64 years who are carers and staff working in care homes for older adults
After 31 January 2024, the Covid offer will close until the next seasonal campaign, likely to be April 2024. People may be able to get vaccinated sooner, if they develop a new health condition or start treatment that severely weakens their immune system, if advised by a clinician.
The flu programme will continue until 31 March. However, those eligible are encouraged to be vaccinated as soon as possible so they’re protected during the peak flu season.
Flu and Covid Vaccine clinics:
Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library, LS11 6PF – Tuesday 23 & 30 January, 10am-4pm
Hamara Centre, Tempest Road, LS11 6RD – Wednesday 24 & 31 January, 10am-4pm.
Belle Isle Pharmacy, 219 Middleton Road, LS10 3HU
Cottingley Pharmacy, 3 Cottingley Vale, LS11 0JY
Midway Pharmacy, Middleton Park Circus, LS10 4LX
Pharmacy Plus Health, 285 Dewsbury Road, LS11 5HZ
The Pharmacy Group, Middleton Park Medical Centre, LS10 4HT
Well Pharmacy, Beeston District Centre, LS11 8PN
This post is based on a press release issued by the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership
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