Get jabbed for your New Year resolution

31 December 2021

Health and care staff working in hospitals and in the community are at an increasing risk of catching COVID every day and this could have a devastating knock-on effect on services. Anyone still waiting to have their vaccination is being urged to book a jab this January to help slow the spread of the virus…

Football fans can get New Year boost with covid jab at big match

31 December 2021

The vaccination bus will be visiting the club for the second time in recent weeks as he offers jabs to supporters ahead of Shrewsbury’s big New Year clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday (2 January).  More than 7,000 fans are expected to attend the League 1 match – including almost 2,000 followers from the South Yorkshire club.…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin’s 12-15 year olds urged to get vaccinated before the new school term

29 December 2021

The call comes as that age group can now book their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, as part of the mission to get people protected against the new Omicron variant. A number of vaccination sites in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are offering the vaccine to those aged 12-15 years old, including: Southwater Library, St…

Shoppers urged to bag a bargain – by getting FREE covid booster

27 December 2021

Businesses will be hoping their tills are ringing over the coming days, with the Boxing Day and New Year sales being one of the highlights of the shopping calendar. But it is also a busy time for the covid vaccination programme – and sites at locations including the Darwin Centre in Shrewsbury, and Southwater and…

Residents asked to ‘plan ahead when ordering prescriptions’ this Christmas

22 December 2021

The Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) team will be available for patients to order any repeat prescriptions until 4pm on Christmas Eve (Friday 24 December) and will re-open on Wednesday 29 December. The team will also be available between 8am – 5pm on Wednesday 29, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 December, then returning to regular service…

Changes to GP practices during the covid booster programme

21 December 2021

In line with the Government’s announcement, the NHS is aiming to offer every adult the chance to book a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year. This means our practices across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are now prioritising the booster rollout to protect as many as possible from the worst effects of the…

Covid boost as jabs count smashes through 50,000 barrier

21 December 2021

It comes just eight days after the national effort launched on Monday 13 December to deliver up to 18.3 million boosters by 31 December. In Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin that equates to more than 130,000 doses needing to be administered by New Year’s Eve.  The big push was initiated in response to data showing that the NHS could…

Getting boosted is the greatest gift you can give yourself and your loved ones this Christmas, says Senior Doctor

20 December 2021

Dr Jane Povey, Clinical Lead for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS), is calling on everyone who qualifies for a booster jab, but has not yet had one, to book an appointment and get vaccinated before Christmas. The call came after hard working NHS staff in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin delivered 48,943 vaccinations…

Shrewsbury stars give boost to covid battle

20 December 2021

It was the finale to a perfect Saturday for Bennett – who had just come off the pitch after helping his team to a 3-1 win over Cheltenham Town on what was his 33rd birthday. Among other players lining up to get their booster shots were 25-year-old striker Daniel Udoh – scorer of two goals…

Vaccine programme going super-sized for weekend booster push

17 December 2021

And anyone still waiting to come forward for their booster is being urged to act now – giving greater peace of mind as families and friends get ready to come together for their Christmas celebrations. Already more than 25,000 people have taken up the offer in the region since the booster campaign was launched across…

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