Health officials and community leaders urge Muslim community to get vaccinated to stay winter strong

12 October 2023

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) are calling on the Muslim community to come forward for their flu and COVID-19 vaccinations so they can stay well and get winter strong. Flu and COVID-19 vaccine uptake lagged behind the wider population in England last year in some Muslim communities. Health…

NHS flu and COVID vaccine programmes brought forward due to risk of new variant

31 August 2023

Millions of eligible people will now be offered a COVID vaccine from 11 September, in line with the latest expert guidance on the new COVID variant. This change follows an announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) on the risks presented by the new BA.2.86…

Final Few Weeks for Spring Booster with More Than Half Protected

15 June 2023

The NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is encouraging people to come forward for their spring booster ahead of the seasonal campaign which comes to a close at the end of June. Friday 30 June is the final opportunity for those yet to have their first or second covid vaccine dose to come forward.   To…

People 50 and over urged to book for their COVID-19 Autumn Booster and Flu Vaccinations in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ahead of winter

14 October 2022

  From today, Friday 14 October, people aged 50 and over can now book their COVID-19 Autumn Booster and flu vaccination in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin with appointments starting from Saturday, 15 October. People aged 50 and over can now book their COVID-19 autumn booster online via the National Booking Service or by calling NHS…

Vaccination Update: 24.08.22

24 August 2022

The NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is busy planning for the forthcoming Autumn Booster rollout, which is scheduled to launch next month. The life-saving booster jab will be available from September for those people who are most at risk from Covid-19. The Autumn Booster jab will be offered to everyone aged 50 and over…

Be Summer Ready – Get Vaccinated and Stay Protected

11 July 2022

As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, the NHS is urging those eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination to come forward as soon as possible and get protected. We are all looking forward to warmer weather, or potentially a trip aboard, a festival or perhaps a wedding – things…

We got our Covid jabs because our late dad and gramps couldn’t

4 July 2022

Katie Griffiths, 32, who lives in St Martin’s near Oswestry, is calling on people to get vaccinated as she says “Covid is still out there – and those most vulnerable still need protecting”. Her call comes just 16 months after the death of her “fit and healthy” father, Colin Griffiths, who died aged 58 from…

Vulnerable people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin urged to get spring booster jab as Covid-19 cases rise

24 June 2022

Vulnerable people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin urged to get spring booster jab as Covid-19 cases rise NHS Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin is urging people aged 75 and over and people aged 12 and over with a weakened immune system who have not yet come forward to get their spring booster as cases of COVID-19…

NHS Doctor urges people eligible for a Spring Booster to come forward for theirs

31 May 2022

Dr Femi Ipadeola, a Medical Prescriber working within the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, has issued the relaying call, reminding people that “Covid has not gone away”. His plea comes amidst concern that people, who are eligible for their Spring Booster are choosing to wait until they are called in by their local…

Jungle-themed vaccination clinic helps put children at ease

14 April 2022

Jungle-themed vaccination clinic helps put children at ease A Covid-19 vaccination clinic has been transformed into a mini jungle in order to put young children at ease when they come for their jab.  The Vaccination Centre at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) in Oswestry has had its own injection – of…

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