Kate Manning, Communications and Engagement Manager at Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Partnership has asked that we share with you the following information on the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out in this county.
- The NHS vaccination programme is underway in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin as part of the national rollout.
- The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. People are being called forward who meet the criteria based on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s recommendations.
The public have an important part to play:
- please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, the NHS will contact you;
- when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments; and
- please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.
- The vaccine cannot give you COVID-19 infection, and it will reduce your chance of becoming seriously ill. We do not yet know whether it will stop you from catching and passing on the virus. So, it is important to follow the guidance in your local area to protect those around you.
Whether or not you have had the vaccine you still need to:
- practice social distancing
- wear a face mask
- wash your hands carefully and frequently
- follow the current guidance
Vaccination started in the county on 8th December and as of 7th January the following vaccination centres are in operation:
o Hospital Hub at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital run in partnership with Shrewsbury Primary Care Network
o Local Vaccination Centre at Bridgnorth Medical Centre being delivered by GPs from the South East Shropshire Primary Care Network (group of local GP practices)
o Local Vaccination Centre at Malinslee Healthcare Centre being delivered by GPs from the Teldoc Primary Care Network (group of local GP practices)
o Hospital Hub at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital run in partnership with North Shropshire Primary Care Network
- Care home residents are also now receiving the vaccine in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin with the ambition that all older person care home residents and staff will have had the vaccination by the end of January. GP practices will contact care homes directly to plan the rollout as soon as they are ready.
- The vaccine will be offered to more people and at other locations as soon as possible. These will include local vaccine services provided by GPs and pharmacists, in people’s homes for those who are housebound and new dedicated vaccination centres to make sure that everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one.
- By the middle of February, in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4th January, it is our ambition to deliver the vaccine to the four top priority groups. These include all residents in a care home for older adults and their carers, everyone over the age of 70, all frontline health and social care workers, and everyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable.
For more information about the Covid-19 vaccine please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/
Below are a number of helpful documents to read and/or download to print:
Covid19 Easy Read Leaflet: Covid-19_Easy-read_leaflet
Covid19 Vaccination -A guide for adults in large print: PHE_Covid19Vaccination_AGuideForAdults_LargePrintLeaflet_WebAccessible_2020_FINAL3
Why do I have to wait for my jab leaflet: PHE_11920_Covid-19_AZ_Why_do_I_DL_leaflet_02_WEB
Covid19 Priority List Poster: PHE_11895_COVID_vaccine_priority_poster
Covid19 A Guide for Adults: COV2020312_Covid-19_Guide_for_Adults_A3_poster_02_WEB (3)