85% of eligible over 18s in Gloucestershire boosted as vaccination teams deliver more than 125,000 jabs in under three weeks

Vaccination teams across Gloucestershire have been praised as local NHS leaders confirm that everyone eligible over the age of 18 has been offered a COVID booster in line with national ambitions. More than 125,000 boosters have been delivered since the vaccination programme was accelerated on 12 December, when the Government announced that all adults should be offered a vaccination before 31 December to limit the spread of the Omicron variant. This brings the total number of people... Read More

Gloucestershire residents urged to get boosted – as almost 80% of eligible population have had the jab

The NHS in Gloucestershire is urging anyone in need of a booster to come forward for their vaccine as soon as possible, with plenty of availability in the county for everyone to get a jab before the end of the year. This comes as local health leaders confirm that almost 80% of eligible people over the age of 18 in Gloucestershire have had a booster, after vaccination teams delivered a phenomenal 100,000 boosters in less than two weeks since the government announced the acceleration... Read More

Tewkesbury MIIU temporarily closed to support COVID-19 treatments

The Minor Injury and Illness Unit in Tewkesbury will be temporarily closed from 8pm this evening (Sunday 19 December). The unit will be repurposed to provide care and treatment for people with Covid-19, who require a specific type of medical intervention called Neutralising Monoclonal Antibodies (nMABs). John Trevains, Director of Nursing, Therapies and Quality at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Tewkesbury MIIU, said: “This is a new treatment,... Read More

Update (15.12.2021). Accessing a COVID-19 vaccine/booster in Gloucestershire this December

The NHS in Gloucestershire continues to reassure residents that they will be able to access a booster vaccination before the end of the year if eligible. Local NHS services will be in touch very soon with an invitation to book an appointment if they haven’t already, with around 300,000 booster doses already given. In response to the threat of the new Omicron variant, vaccination teams have been asked to accelerate plans to provide boosters to all adults over the age of 18 from... Read More

Open letter from Health and Care leaders in Gloucestershire

URGENT: please act to protect yourself, your communities and the NHS this winter Dear Gloucestershire residents, I am sure you will be aware by now of the expected surge in Omicron cases and the major risk this poses to public health and on the NHS and social care sector at an already pressured time. We know that this variant is much more transmissible and a wave of Omicron through a large population that is ‘not boosted’ has the potential to lead to many more deaths and also... Read More

What you need to know – how to access a booster in Gloucestershire in December

The NHS in Gloucestershire is reassuring everyone over 18 who is eligible for a COVID-19 booster that they will receive an invitation from local NHS services to book in for their vaccination soon. Please DO NOT contact GP surgeries at this time. This comes as the Government has confirmed that all adults should be offered a booster by the end of December in an effort to limit the spread of the Omicron variant. In Gloucestershire, we are working through the options with health and... Read More