90% of over 16s in Gloucestershire have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccination teams in Gloucestershire have been congratulated once again as the latest figures confirm that 90% of people over 16 in the county have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccines. The news comes as the NHS continues to encourage people still in need of a vaccination to come forward for their jabs as soon as they can, with booked and drop-in clinics planned at a variety of locations in the coming weeks. Dr Andy Seymour, Clinical Chair, NHS Gloucestershire CCG, said: “We’re... Read More

What you need to know – 16 and 17 year olds to be offered booster vaccination

From today, young people aged 16 and 17 years old will be able to access a booster vaccination from three months after their second dose, following an expansion of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. The news comes as the NHS continues to encourage people still in need of a booster to come forward for their jabs as soon as they can, with booked and drop-in clinics planned at a variety of locations throughout January. Dr Andy Seymour, Clinical Chair, NHS Gloucestershire CCG, said: “Our... Read More

Gloucestershire leading the way on boosters – it’s not too late to get a COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccination teams across Gloucestershire have been praised by local NHS leaders as weekly vaccination data shared by NHS England showed the county had the highest uptake for COVID-19 booster vaccinations in England. * More than 405,000 people have now been boosted in Gloucestershire, around 87% of the eligible population. The news comes as the NHS continues to encourage people still in need of a vaccination to come forward for their jabs as soon as they can, with booked and drop-in... Read More

NHS Trusts update visiting arrangements

New hospital visiting arrangements which came into effect in December 2021 have been extended in light of rapidly rising rates of COVID-19 infection across the country. The arrangements mean that open, general visiting to adult wards is suspended. However, visits can be pre-arranged with the wards in certain circumstances, for example on compassionate grounds. Visiting may also be eased further in special circumstances and where patients would benefit from a carer being with them... Read More