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Everything you need to know about the spring booster in Devon

Everything you need to know about the spring booster in Devon

Spring booster jabs are being offered to people at greatest risk of COVID-19 infection from Monday 21 March in the latest phase of the vaccine programme.

An additional Covid-19 vaccine dose is being offered as a precaution to people in Devon who are at extreme high risk from COVID-19 infection, many of whom had...

Pregnant teacher was hospitalised with flu after catching COVID-19

A Plymouth teacher was hospitalised whilst pregnant due to suffering with flu, shortly after catching COVID-19. She would like to appeal to all pregnant people to get both the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations in order to protect both themselves and their unborn babies.

Christine, who is already a mum to son Harry, has just had her second child, Barney. In September last year both she...

It really isn't too late: Local intensivist urges vaccination to reduce risk of hospitalisation

Surgeon Commander Stuart Dickson is an Intensive Care Consultant who works at Derriford Hospital. He also specialises in clinically infectious diseases and has seen the impact of covid first-hand.

At present, the majority of patients within Intensive Care Units across England are not vaccinated and this is a trend that is reflected locally.

Surg Cdr Dickson has taken some...

“Get boosted now”, urges new Devon health and care leader Dr Sarah Wollaston

Dr Sarah Wollaston, newly appointed leader of Devon’s health and care system, has urged people who haven’t yet had a Covid-19 vaccine to reconsider, as parts of the county experience the highest case numbers in the UK.

Dr Wollaston, a GP and former MP for Totnes, took up the role of chair of the Integrated Care System for Devon on 1 December 2021 and has been volunteering as a...

Devon residents urged, “Get Boosted Now”

Devon’s residents are being urged to “Get Boosted Now” as part of an urgent national appeal to give themselves better protection from the Omicron Covid-19 variant; which is much more transmissible than previous variants.

The NHS in Devon is working to increase the number of vaccine clinics and extend opening hours following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night (12 December)...

Public urged to wait their turn as booster programme expands in Devon

This week the UK government announced the booster programme is being significantly expanded to fight the Omicron Covid-19 variant.

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has announced that current vaccines are likely to be at least partially effective against the Omicron variant and that having the booster offers a much higher antibody response against Covid-19.

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Confused about booster jabs and flu vaccines? Here’s what you need to know

People in Devon are reminded to get their COVID and flu vaccinations to give themselves the best possible protection against these deadly illnesses this winter.

The COVID jab does not protect against flu so it is vital to have both vaccinations to reduce your chances of becoming unwell and needing hospital treatment. Getting vaccinated helps you and the NHS, which is already facing...

Booster vaccination programme begins in Devon

The first Covid-19 booster vaccinations have been administered in Devon.

Roy Warnes was among the first to have his booster dose at the Home Park vaccination site. Roy has volunteered at Home Park since it opened and explained why it was so important to get his booster vaccination today: “I think some people are getting a bit blasé and taking less care. I would say don’t hesitate to...