vaccination

COVID-19 variant vaccine study begins in Plymouth

Volunteers in Plymouth are taking part in a study using an Oxford/AstraZeneca variant vaccine, aimed at preventing the Beta COVID-19 variant.

The University of Oxford in partnership with AstraZeneca are leading the Phase II/III study, supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which will assess the safety and immunogenicity of the variant vaccine in both...

Celebrity chef backs hospitality vaccination campaign

Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines MBE is backing a campaign by Visit Devon and the NHS encouraging people working in the hospitality industry to have the Covid-19 vaccination.

Michael Caines is one of the UK’s most acclaimed chefs and has two Devon hospitality businesses; Lympstone Manor contemporary country house hotel overlooking the Exe Estuary, and Mickey’s Beach Bar and...

Can I have the Covid-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant?

Reassurance for women on pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding

The NHS in Devon is offering reassurance to women that they can have the Covid-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and that it will not impact on their fertility.

Government advice states that:

  • There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines have any effect on fertility or your chances of becoming
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Can I have the Covid-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant?

Reassurance for women on pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding

The NHS in Devon is offering reassurance to women that they can have the Covid-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and that it will not impact on their fertility.

Government advice states that:

  • There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines have any effect on fertility or your chances of becoming
  • ...

Appeal for volunteers to take part in COVID-19 vaccine comparison study

The research team at University Hospitals Plymouth are asking for volunteers to take part in a new COVID-19 vaccine study, which will involve participants receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.

If you are aged over 30 and in relatively good health, and have yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, the research team would like to invite you to sign up to take part. Anyone who is interested...

Covid-19 vaccination programme in Devon enters next phase

Vaccination programme entering phase two – covering people aged 18-49

People in the next phase of the vaccination programme will be contacted and offered an appointment at a local vaccination centre in Devon in coming weeks when their age group becomes eligible.

The vaccination programme is entering phase two as it moves to vaccinate groups 10-12, which cover people aged 18-49....

What to expect when you go to have your Covid Vaccination

What to expect when you go to have your Covid Vaccination: A video for people with learning disabilities

The NHS in Devon is supporting people with learning disabilities to take up the potentially life-saving coronavirus vaccination.

GP surgeries are contacting people about booking the vaccine.

Recent engagement work, including focus groups with members of our community with learning disabilities, led by NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) suggests that the reasons for...

Message from Devon on getting the Coronavirus vaccine

"I didn’t even feel the needle go in!” - A message from Devon on getting the Coronavirus vaccine

Getting the Coronavirus vaccine - A Message from Devon aims to reassure people about both having the vaccination and the process of attending a centre. It encourages others to take up the opportunity when they are invited.

“Absolutely brilliant,” is how patient Gloria Brinicombe described the experience, “not in pain, beautifully done, very quick, very easy and everything was done...

NHS in Devon working with local Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to increase vaccine up-take

The NHS in Devon is supporting people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities (BAME) to take up a potentially life-saving coronavirus vaccination when they are eligible as part of the national programme.

Like other areas of the country, take-up of the vaccination in Devon among some BAME communities is lower than in the overall population.

In Devon, early data...

Inspiration from vaccination: The Devon nurse reassuring his patients in verse

Country star Dolly Parton is urging people to have a covid vaccination with an adaptation of her hit Jolene, but Dolly isn’t the only person to find artistic inspiration in the vaccine.

Nurse Chris Gibson, who works at the vaccination centre at Sherborne House in Newton Abbot, has written a poem to reassure patients.

“We see the people behind the statistics. Everybody has a...

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