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NHS England has written to Trusts across the UK to outline plans to vaccinate all frontline staff against COVID-19 following the rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. From the middle of January, all NHS Trusts will be able to provide vaccinations for local healthcare and social care workers, which will be critical in keeping both them […]
The new Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is being rolled out to General Practice led services today making it easier to protect care home residents and other vulnerable people against COVID-19. The vaccine has been trialled at selected hospitals for surveillance purposes before being sent out to hundreds of community-based local vaccination services. Unlike the Pfizer vaccine, […]
The NHS has today kickstarted the rollout of the new Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine with patients at Oxford University Hospital the very first to get the life-saving jab. At 7.30 am dialysis patient Brian Pinker, who describes himself as Oxford born and bred, became the very first person to be vaccinated by the hospital’s chief […]
The NHS will begin administering the new Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine tomorrow (Monday) as the health service rapidly scales up the biggest immunisation programme in its history. The NHS will be the first health service in the world to deliver the life-saving jab, which was approved last week, in the next stage of the phased […]
The NHS is to provide GPs an extra £10 for every care home resident they are able to vaccinate against COVID by the end of January in an accelerated drive to protect the most vulnerable. The NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, is being expanded after regulators approved the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine yesterday. […]
NHS staff have vaccinated more than half a million patients against coronavirus in under two weeks, according to official figures published today. The NHS delivered the world’s first COVID vaccination outside of a clinical trial to Margaret Keenan in Coventry on Tuesday December 8. A total of 521,594 people have received an NHS vaccination in […]
Chelsea Pensioners today thanked the NHS for an “early Christmas gift” as the hero veterans received the life-saving coronavirus vaccine. Around 300 residents of the world-famous Royal Hospital Chelsea, who have served in Korea, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and World War II, and all will be offered the jab. They include Bob Sullivan, […]
Thousands of patients suffering with the long term symptoms of coronavirus can now access specialist help at more than 60 sites, NHS England announced today. The assessment centres are taking referrals from GPs for people experiencing brain fog, anxiety, depression, breathlessness, fatigue and other debilitating symptoms. NHS England has provided £10 million for the network […]
Star of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen joins the thousands who have safely received the COVID-19 vaccine
Sir Ian McKellen CBE, 81, has safely received the COVID-19 vaccine after the NHS launched its vaccine rollout earlier this month. Sir Ian forms part of the first eligible groups for the COVID-19 vaccine and joins the thousands of over 80s, NHS staff, care home staff and the growing list of stars – including Prue […]
Hundreds of local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams will open across England this week, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum. Practices in more than 100 parts of the country are taking delivery of the vaccine today, with some kicking off their clinics […]