Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Covid-19 testing sites to close in April

31 March 2022

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Covid-19 test sites will be closing in line with the Government’s ‘Living with Covid’ plan from the start of April.  This means that free testing at the walk-through PCR sites for people with Covid symptoms at all sites across the county (including Oswestry and Shrewsbury’s sites, mobile testing units in Ludlow…

Spring booster available for extremely high-risk groups

18 March 2022

The NHS will contact those who are eligible to make a Spring booster appointment, so people should wait until they hear from the NHS – this will be by letter or text – please do not contact your GP practice about your Spring booster. Those eligible for the Spring booster are: adults aged 75 years and over…

Long Covid Clinics “a lifeline” for patients, says Telford GP

18 February 2022

A Telford GP has hailed Long Covid Clinics “a lifeline” for patients suffering with this debilitating condition and is urging those who are struggling to come forward and get referred to the service. Military veteran, Dr Neil Harris, a GP from Newport, Telford, has praised the Long Covid Clinic service team in Shropshire, Telford and…

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…

NHS To Offer Booster Booking To Every Adult by End of December

As part of the biggest and fastest vaccine programme in health service history, online bookings are available for all those in their 30s and above from today. The national booking service will then open up to everyone aged 18 and over from Wednesday this week. The NHS is prioritising bookings for boosters and is urging…

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…

COVID-19 measures to remain in place at Shropshire’s acute hospitals

16 July 2021

The requirements to wear a face covering and social distance at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will remain in place after Monday 19 July, as will the restrictions on visiting, to help control the spread of COVID-19. The announcement from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH),…

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