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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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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NHS opens up online COVID-19 vaccination bookings for 12-15 year olds

Parents in York and North Yorkshire can now book COVID-19 vaccinations online for their 12-15 year old children through the NHS National Booking Service. This is a new option for parents of 12-15 year olds and is in addition to the schools’ vaccination programme which is under way in North Yorkshire and York. If a…

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