Who is eligible for the vaccine? Anyone who is 38 and over can now book their vaccine. Book your Covid-19 vaccine Under new advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) those in their 30s will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine rather than AstraZeneca. Pregnant women who are eligible are also… Continue reading Vaccinations Update
Based on the current evidence on the extremely rare occurrence of blood clots, the benefits of the Astra Zeneca vaccine continue to outweigh the risks for the large majority of people. As a precaution, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisations have suggested that those age 18-29 be offered an alternative… Continue reading New advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine
The following graph shows the number of residents who have been vaccinated by age group in Bexley as at 6 April 2021. Bexley continues to be one of the highest performing borough in the region, with the highest percentage take-up in people aged 70+. We have made progress with our vaccine confidence work, and seen significant… Continue reading Vaccination take-up increasing
Healthwatch Bexley engaged with over 700 residents in the London Borough of Bexley to explore their views on the Covid-19 vaccine. On the 8th December 2020, a 90-year-old lady became the first person in the UK to be vaccinated with the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination, this was followed by the introduction of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on… Continue reading Covid-19 Vaccination Hesitancy
The NHS will begin texting people today inviting them to book their life saving Covid jab, making it quicker and more convenient to get an appointment. Almost 400,000 people aged 55 and over and 40,000 unpaid carers will be the first to get a text alert inviting them to book a slot as part of… Continue reading NHS text alerts for life-saving Covid jab
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Vaccines reduce the spread of infectious diseases and even get rid of some altogether. Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect your community against serious illnesses When enough people get vaccinated, it’s harder for a disease to spread to those who can’t have vaccines. Vaccines are designed to prevent people from… Continue reading What are Vaccines?
Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. This page explains how vaccines work, what they contain and the most common side effects. NHS has more detailed information about why they are important, how they work, why they are safe, any side effects, what is in them and other ingredients. A GP video on… Continue reading Why vaccination is safe and important
Cases of coronavirus have started to decline in England but need to fall faster to relieve pressure on the NHS. Researchers at Imperial College London analysed more than 160,000 swabs taken between 6 and 22 January and found that, while cases fell nationally, the rate was not dropping swiftly enough to reduce strain on the… Continue reading Bending the rules costs lives
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine [NHS] The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus. Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine [Page last reviewed: 21 January 2021, Next review due: 4 February 2021] How you will be contacted for your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination [NHS] The NHS will contact you when it’s your turn… Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and vaccination (NHS)