Vaccination Programme in Calderdale

 

Calderdale’s vaccination programme would be very glad of your help. Click here for more about volunteering.

Useful resources such as info graphics and answers to FAQS on vaccines here

Vaccination Programme in Calderdale, October 2021

In addition to pre-booked vaccination appointments we also run regular “Grab a Jab” walk-in clinics where you don’t need to book in advance.

These clinics subject to demand and deliver vaccinations on a first-come first-served basis. We make every effort to make sure that the information on this page is up to date. Clinic details may need to change at short notice.

These clinics are open to anyone:

  • 16 and over who has not already received their first vaccination- please check each listing for ages welcome
  • 18 and over who had their first vaccination over eight weeks ago. (You must ensure that you attend a vaccination clinic which is delivering the same vaccine type as your first jab),

Booster jabs are not available at these walk-in clinics.  The NHS will contact eligible people when it’s their turn for the booster.

Young people aged 12-15 are about to be offered a first vaccine dose. This will be through school, with parental permission. Further advice on vaccinations for children age 12-17 is found here on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health website.

Also, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has updated its advice on the COVID-19 vaccine booster programme.

Want to know the latest figures on Covid-19 in Calderdale, how we’re doing on vaccinating our community? Click here.

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccination, including the plans for rolling out the Booster, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions

Pop-up clinics at mosques have been organised and they have also happened at other centres to vaccinate our homeless population, our asylum seeker communities and at Basement Recovery (addiction services)

People should try to avoid contacting their GP to request a Booster vaccination – they will be contacted when it is their turn.

None of the vaccines currently available in the UK contain any animal products.

Both vaccinations have both been extensively tested on tens of thousands of volunteers. The reasons that it is available in such a short space of time is not because safety has been compromised, but because there has been unprecedented international cooperation, ample funding, political will, and less bureaucratic hoops.

The vaccine is safe for almost everyone, does not impact fertility, and like other vaccines, due to the way it works, does not pose a threat of other long-term health impacts.

People with history of a severe allergy to the ingredients of the vaccines should not be vaccinated.

The MHRA has updated its guidance to say that pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding can have the vaccine but should discuss it with a clinician to ensure that the benefits outweigh any potential risks.

Similarly, advice for women planning a pregnancy has also been updated and there is no need for women to delay pregnancy after having the vaccination.

Vaccinations will only be available through the NHS for the moment. Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the Police online or by calling 112. Any such text message is a scam – ignore!

For more FAQs on the vaccine programme in Calderdale, the local NHS page is an excellent resource

There are also further in-depth resources on this website here