Eligible Residents in North Yorkshire and York encouraged to take up their spring booster vaccination offer

NHS leaders in North Yorkshire and York are encouraging eligible patients to take up the offer of a spring booster vaccine when they receive it. As throughout the vaccination programme those whose clinical need is greatest will be prioritised. Current eligibility for the spring booster vaccination programme includes: Spring boosters for people aged 75 years…

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Live with Covid – and take good care

People across North Yorkshire are asked to carry on being considerate towards each other now Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Covid rates in North Yorkshire remain high at 999.1 per 100,000 population and 371 beds in hospitals serving North Yorkshire’s residents are occupied with Covid patients, 11 in intensive care. Moreover hundreds of education settings…

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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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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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More opportunities for eligible patients in the Harrogate district to get their COVID booster jabs

Patients in the Harrogate district who are eligible for their COVID booster vaccine can now book appointments to have their jab at the Yorkshire Event Centre. The Yorkshire Health Network – a collaborative of GP practices in the Harrogate and Ripon districts – is aiming to deliver around 20,000 jabs from the Harrogate showground site…

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