Health professionals eager to address vaccine fears among some patients to boost take-up of COVID jabs

Doctors and other healthcare professionals in North Yorkshire and York say they are working hard to address the fears and phobias that are holding some people back from getting vaccinated against coronavirus. They say many of those who have not yet stepped forward have genuine anxieties, such as a phobia of needles, a fear of…

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‘Get vaccinated’ plea as coronavirus hospitalisations surge in North Yorkshire

As hospital numbers rise from the impact of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, the region’s leaders are urging people to renew their resolution to get vaccinated and boosted. They are also engaged in surge planning to maintain critical services in the coming weeks. Residents across North Yorkshire and York redoubled their efforts to turn up to…

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NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) encourages patients to get their winter vaccinations

While a lot of people have come forward for their COVID-19 booster vaccination when they have been offered it this winter, there has been a lower uptake in the flu vaccination programme in North Yorkshire. Flu, short for influenza, is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can prove fatal for…

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Give the gift of charity this Christmas!

As part of the South Tess Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust fundraising campaign for the #WhitbyHospitalAppeal, they are launching an opportunity for people to sponsor their very own brick! The bricks can be personalised and will be a part of the landscaping wall on site at Whitby Community Hospital. It’s a great gift for someone who…

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