People with weakened immune systems urged to come forward for their fourth booster dose

31 January 2022

People who are immunosuppressed are being encouraged to come forward for their booster dose – three months after their third primary dose of the Covid-19 vaccine – if they haven’t yet already. Being immunosuppressed means having a weakened immune system and this can be due either to certain diseases or conditions, such as some cancers,…

New Basil the Covid-19 vaccination Bus hits the road

26 January 2022

A third Covid-19 vaccination bus is on the road in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin in a bid to ensure more remote areas of the county are visited. Many local people will be familiar with Bob the Bus – the mobile vaccination service that has been parking up at a number of locations during the pandemic…

People urged to ‘grab a jab’ in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin as NHS launches week of walk-ins

19 January 2022

People in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being urged to grab a jab this week with at least 16 walk-in sites available across the county.  The NHS is launching a week of walk-ins which means that many people are now closer than ever to a walk-in vaccination site and getting protected from the dangers of the Covid-19 variant, Omicron and…

Trailblazing Telford pharmacy celebrates one year of delivering Covid-19 vaccines

18 January 2022

A Telford pharmacy which became one of the first pharmacies in the country to start vaccinating people against Covid-19 is celebrating the milestone of administering more than 50,000 vaccines to local people.  This time last year, Woodside Pharmacy in Telford had just started vaccinating people against Covid-19.  Reflecting on the past 12 months, Sanjeev Samrai, Pharmacy Manager and Director,…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin punching well above the average with booster jabs – it’s still not too late to get a COVID-19 vaccination!

13 January 2022

This follows a monumental effort from all involved over the past three to four weeks, over the Christmas period, where many people have given up their time to deliver the vaccine rather than spend it with their loved ones. Steve Ellis, Deputy Senior Responsible Officer for the vaccination programme in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, said:…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin’s 12-17 year olds can get a second dose of Covid-19 vaccine at their school

Students aged 12 to 17 years old living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will be offered a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at their school from this week. Prior to the Christmas break, all schools in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin had been visited at least once, when 12-15 year olds were offered their first…

Homeless people in Shropshire receive Covid booster jabs at Shrewsbury Ark

10 January 2022

Since December, more than 24 people experiencing homelessness in Shrewsbury have received extra protection against COVID-19 after attending an outreach clinic provided by Riverside Medical Practice at the Shrewsbury Ark, a charity that provides ongoing support and day centre facilities for the homeless and vulnerable in our community. Six homeless people attended a vaccination clinic…

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

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…

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