Eligible people in Bradford district and Craven are being urged to protect themselves against the symptoms of COVID-19 this weekend – whether it’s to have their first or second dose or to ‘bag a booster’, as infection rates continue to soar in West Yorkshire.
A range of walk-in clinics and pop-up services will be available across the district, to help make it as easy as possible for people to get the vital jabs.
These include The Broadway, Sangat Community Centre and Airedale Shopping Centre. Families and households, including those with children aged 12 and over will be welcomed at St Luke’s Hospital.
All doses of the COVID-19 vaccinations have been shown to be crucial in protecting people against the Omicron variant, which is continuing to spread rapidly across the country. Although evidence suggests the variant is not as severe as originally feared, the numbers of people being infected is leading to an increase in hospital admissions and disruption to public services in general.
Karen Dawber, Senior Responsible Officer for the Vaccination Programme in Bradford district and Craven, said: “We’re trying to make it as easy as possible for people to get their vaccinations, whether they are coming for their first or second doses or for their booster, to help with the battle against Omicron.
“Infection rates are at an all-time high and having a major impact on all aspects of daily life, so we are asking people to their jab as soon as possible to help to protect themselves and play their part in keeping going. We all want to be able to return to living a normal life as soon as we can and the more COVID-19 spreads, the longer we will have to wait. Don’t forget it’s not just boosters, if you have still not had your first or second jab, these are available too.”
Details of local walk-in clinics are available on Bradford District and Craven CCG’s website at www.bit.ly/CovidVaccineBDC or the walk-in site finder on www.nhs.uk.
Or if people prefer, they can book an appointment at a convenient time and place at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119.