Staffordshire launches Spring Covid-19 programme

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are gearing up for the launch of their Spring COVID-19 vaccination programme starting next week.

The initiative aims to bolster immunity among the most vulnerable populations as the region moves into the warmer months.

Beginning Monday, April 15, residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine can start booking their appointments through the national online and telephone booking service.

Appointments will be available from April 22 to June 30, either by visiting the NHS website or by calling 119.

The first phase of the program will focus on administering vaccines to older adults residing in care homes.

Subsequently, the vaccine offer will expand to include adults aged 75 and over, along with individuals aged 6 months and older who have compromised immune systems. These individuals will be directly contacted by their GPs or can inquire at their local pharmacies about vaccination opportunities.

With 109 vaccination sites spread across the region, including 85 pharmacies, accessibility to vaccinations is expected to be straightforward for residents. Additionally, the Targeted Vaccination Team will be operating pop-up clinics at various locations throughout Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to reach a broader audience.

Matthew Missen, a Public Health Consultant with the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board (ICB), emphasized the importance of continuing vaccination efforts.

“Despite the great progress we’ve made, the virus continues to pose a serious health risk, leading to hospital admissions,” Missen stated.

He further encouraged those eligible to get vaccinated to protect not just themselves but also their communities.

The Spring COVID-19 Vaccination Programme represents a critical effort to maintain control over the spread of the virus and to protect those at increased risk of severe illness. As the virus evolves and immunity decreases over time, health authorities remain vigilant and proactive in their vaccination strategies.

Residents interested in booking a vaccination appointment can do so by visiting or calling 119 for more information.

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