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

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…

Betty the Covid-19 vaccination Bus making her first stops this weekend

A second Covid-19 vaccine bus is being rolled out across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to encourage more people to get on board with having their first and second doses of their jabs closer to home. Many local residents will be familiar with Bob the Bus – the mobile vaccination service that has been parking up at a number of locations during the pandemic. Now, in a…

Telford International Centre now open for COVID-19 booster bookings and walk-in’s

From today, everyone over 18 can book a booster jab online via the National Booking Service or by calling NHS 119. The Vaccination Centre, located in the centre of Telford, will be open 7 days a week, except for Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year’s Day, 8am to 6pm. The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin…

Shropshire Fire Stations continue to support the vaccination effort with four new walk-in sites

Anyone aged 12 or over can walk-in for their first, second, third or booster COVID-19 vaccination at the Fire Station vaccination clinics held across the week until the end of January, from 10am to 4pm: Every day, Bridgnorth Fire Station, Innage Lane, Bridgnorth WV16 4HL Every Tuesday, Shrewsbury Fire Station, St. Michaels Street, Shrewsbury SY1 2HJ Every…

Football fans can give covid the red card at Shrewsbury match

16 December 2021

Bob will be at the Montgomery Waters Meadow from 10am on Saturday, ahead of Town’s League One clash with Cheltenham Town. Supporters of both teams will be able to get a jab on the bus, which will remain at the stadium throughout the day until about 6pm. The vaccination team will be able to give…

GPs at forefront of booster jab effort in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

15 December 2021

The astonishing target has been set in a bid to ensure as many people as possible are protected against the worst effects of the Omicron variant, which is sweeping across the country. Clinical evidence has shown that people who are unvaccinated and those who have had one or two doses are not well protected against…

Vaccination booster programme set for lift off in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

14 December 2021

Local health and care leaders have set a goal of jabbing up to 160,000 people by New Year’s Eve – including offering a booster to the 137,000 people aged 18 and over who will be eligible before the year-end. It is part of a national drive to see all of the 18 million eligible over-18s…

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