Get vaccinated to protect yourself and loved ones this Christmas at the Grab a Jab Weekend

24 November 2021

People living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being encouraged to protect themselves and their loved ones ahead of the festive season by getting vaccinated at one of the county’s walk-in clinics as part of the Grab a Jab Weekend, taking place this weekend.  With Christmas celebrations fast approaching, a number of drop-in vaccination clinics are taking…

People of all ages in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are urged to take up ‘Evergreen’ vaccine offer

18 November 2021

Cases of COVID-19 in the over 60s have increased in both the East and West Midlands in the last week with over 60s case rates per 100,000 above the average for the whole of England which stands at 232,000. Statistics from the ONS this month have also shown that the risk of death involving COVID-19…

‘At risk’ people in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to get the flu jab

17 November 2021

At a time of increased publicity around cases of Covid-19 and the vaccination programme, clinicians in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are warning those eligible not to forget to get their free flu jab when invited by their GP practice or by going to a community pharmacy to increase their protection against this winter disease. On…

Immunosuppressed people in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to come forward for their third primary dose

16 November 2021

People in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin who are immunosuppressed are being strongly encouraged to come forward for their third primary dose of the Covid vaccine by the NHS in the county.  Being immunosuppressed means having a weakened immune system and this can be due either to certain diseases or conditions, such as some cancers, AIDS, and certain genetic disorders,…

Surgeon who recovered from Covid urges those eligible to have their booster and flu jab

11 November 2021

A respected clinician, who has recently recovered from Covid-19, is encouraging those who are eligible, living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, to get their booster dose and flu vaccination, ahead of the challenging winter months.  Mr Sudheer Karlakki, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH), is stressing the importance of getting…

NHS opens online Covid-19 vaccination bookings for 12-15 year olds

26 October 2021

Parents will be able to book Covid-19 vaccinations online for their 12-15 year old children from the end of today (Friday) with appointments available as soon as tomorrow, the NHS has announced. People will be able to go online and check the National Booking Service to see if their local site has appointments to vaccinate…

How to get your vaccines and boost your immunity in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

People in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are reminded to get their COVID and flu vaccinations to give themselves the best possible protection against these deadly illnesses this winter. The annual flu vaccination programme is now underway across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, with many GP practices and pharmacies offering the flu jab. Those eligible, including people…

People in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to get their flu and Covid-19 booster jabs as soon as they’re offered

14 October 2021

Residents in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, who are eligible for the free flu vaccine and Covid-19 booster jab are being urged to book their appointments as soon as they are able to give themselves and their loved ones the best possible protection this winter. There could be a significant flu surge this winter coinciding with continuing or rising…

Walk-in Covid-19 boosters available

12 October 2021

Anyone eligible for a Covid-19 booster vaccine in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin can now drop in to one of the four selected walk-in vaccination sites for the jab a minimum of six months after their second dose. Four walk-in clinics have been set up for Covid-19 booster vaccinations at the following sites:  Emmanuel Church, Mount Pleasant Road, Shrewsbury SY1 3HY Woodside Pharmacy, Park Lane…

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin offers Covid-19 vaccine to 12 to 15-year-olds

27 September 2021

It comes as all children and young people aged 12-15 years are now being offered a single dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine after the Government accepted advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs). The NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is now working with the local School Aged Immunisation Service (SAIS) to deliver this…

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