What we know about the Covid-19 boosters in Calderdale and your Winter Wellness
Information and Guidance
Plan B, Booster Campaigns, and Booster uptake rates what does it all mean?
To help you know where to turn here is a summary of useful information
If you are looking for:
- walk-in clinics in Calderdale to ‘grab a jab’ (including sites where those eligible for a third primary dose can receive that)
- a link to the national booking site for those that prefer to pre-book an appointment
- Covid-19 vaccine FAQs and an option to ask your questions
Then please visit: https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/grabajab/
Or contact the CCG directly:
NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):
2nd Floor, Westgate House, Westgate Halifax HX1 1PS
Tel: 01422 307400
Do you want to know if you are eligible for the booster? What to expect regarding third primary doses if you are severely immunosuppressed? Or when to expect to be contacted about your booster?
Then please read the FAQs at: https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination/frequently-asked-questions-faqs/
Full details can be found at the above link but some common questions we’ve been asked and their answers are below
When and how will I get my booster?
To make sure the booster works as well as possible, there needs to be a gap of at least six months between your second dose and your booster. After this time, you will be invited to book an appointment at your local GP service or to choose from one of the community or pharmacy vaccination centres available on the National Booking Service. Please don’t contact the NHS before then.
Evidence shows protection from two doses declines very slowly so don’t worry if you receive your booster a few weeks after the six-month point.
What about younger people?
As most younger adults will only have received their second COVID-19 vaccine dose in late summer or early autumn, the benefits of booster vaccination in this group will be considered at a later time when more information is available. Full details about vaccines for 12-15 year olds can be found here.
I am severely immunosuppressed. When will I get my booster?
The JCVI has recommended that people who were severely immunosuppressed at the time of their first or second Covid-19 vaccination should be offered a third dose of the vaccine. This is separate to the booster programme. It includes people with leukaemia and advanced HIV and people who have had recent organ transplants.
Consultants have been asked to identify eligible patients and recommend when the best time would be for them to have their third dose. Patients are being contacted either by their consultant or GP to arrange their vaccination.
In partnership with NHS Kirklees CCG, Calderdale CCG has launched a website with tips and resources to help you stay well this winter at https://togetherwe-can.com/stay-well-tips/
Boost your immune system with healthy recipes, find ways to break bad sleep cycles, or finally get active at home. How to keep you and your family feeling well this winter is all here.
Dr Steven Cleasby, Chair of NHS Calderdale CCG and GP in Halifax said, “Health services across our areas are the busiest they’ve ever been, and this campaign is about giving people the information they need to choose the right service for their health needs so they can get the treatment they need quickly.
“I’d urge people to go to www.togetherwe-can.com, take a look at the information that’s there and bookmark it on your web browser or create a shortcut to it on your smartphone’s home screen. It’s a really useful tool that could make all the difference to you and your family.
“Soon you’ll also start seeing helpful information in your local shops and pharmacies.
“Together we can get the help we need, when we need it, and help our health services to be as efficient as possible.”
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