Coronavirus

NHS weekly winter operational statistics for the week ending 20 February 2022

NHS National Medical Director Professor Stephen Powis said: “Over 100,000 patients with COVID have been admitted to hospital since the emergence of the Omicron variant – and today’s figures show that staff remain under pressure on various fronts as they continue to make inroads on the elective backlog. “With seasonal pressures and almost 60,000 staff […]

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NHS invites 12-15s to grab a jab at half term

A petting zoo, family fun days and a skate park are just some of the attractions lined up by NHS and volunteers to get 12 to 15-year-olds vaccinated during the half term. As many schools break up for half term, the NHS is sending invites to parents of more than one million 12 to 15-year-olds […]

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NHS sends millions of reminders to grab a COVID booster jab

The NHS is reminding millions of people who have still not had their COVID booster this week to book in, as the health service continues to encourage people to come forward for protection against coronavirus. More than four million people have been sent a second reminder to get boosted and a further 200,000 invitations been […]

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More tests and checks delivered despite Omicron winter

NHS staff delivered 120,000 more diagnostic tests and checks in December, as the Omicron variant struck, compared to the same month last year, new figures show today. While NHS staff pulled out all the stops to accelerate the lifesaving COVID-19 booster programme, delivering over 14 million vaccinations in December, an extra 107,000 people also started […]

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Booster bookings open to hundreds of thousands of severely immunosuppressed adults

People aged 16 and over who are severely immunosuppressed can book their booster online from today (Monday 31 January). The online booking system has been updated to allow booster bookings for severely immunosuppressed people. There are around 400,000 people who are severely immunosuppressed who are eligible for a fourth jab  – at least three months […]

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NHS urges those who had COVID in December to get boosted without delay

England’s top doctor is reminding people who had COVID-19 over Christmas to get boosted now if they haven’t already done so, as the biggest and fastest NHS vaccination programme continues at pace.  In December, more than four million people in England tested positive for COVID and would have been unable to get their vaccine for […]

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