vaccinations

All adults urged to have second jabs at eight weeks

People in Devon are being urged to bring forward their second Covid-19 vaccination to reduce the interval between doses to eight weeks. They can either rebook their appointment or attend one of the many walk-in clinics being held around Devon.

All adults are now eligible to have the second dose of their Covid-19 vaccination eight weeks after the first.

The Government has...

An ‘incredible’ achievement: six months of Covid-19 vaccinations in Devon  

Devon vaccination programme marks six-month milestone

The efforts of the staff and volunteers have been hailed as ‘incredible’ as Devon’s vaccination programme marks its six-month milestone.

More than 1.3 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been given locally in the six months since 81-year-old Kathleen Viney became the first person to have the vaccination in Devon.

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New pharmacy vaccination sites added in Devon

Two new vaccination sites have opened at pharmacies in Devon and can be booked through the National Booking Service .

Well Plympton and Well Kingsbridge pharmacies are each able to vaccinate up to 270 people a week. This means there are now seven pharmacies offering vaccinations across Devon. Pharmacy vaccination sites are also running in Exmouth, Brixham, Plymouth, Lynton and...

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Get your vaccination now while there are thousands of spaces

People in Devon who are eligible for a coronavirus vaccine are being urged to book an appointment before the end of March while there are thousands of spaces available.

Everyone aged 50 and above, people with underlying health conditions or health and care workers are among those now eligible for a vaccination.

They are being encouraged to book an appointment for a first...

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Devon Freemasons inject volunteers to support the NHS

As a result of the call for volunteers to support the NHS Vaccination Scheme which was made back in December, Freemasons and their families from all corners of Devon picked up their Hi-Viz jackets and reported for duty as soon as they knew where they were needed.

At Torbay RICC Leisure Centre where 10 local GP practices have gathered together to centralise the administering of the...

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‘Not-for-profit’ GP federation helps deliver vaccination rollout at Plymouth Pavilions

Plymouth Science Park -based Sentinel Healthcare has been supporting the COVID-19 vaccine rollout at Plymouth Pavilions, the city’s largest vaccination centre.

Over 10,000 Plymouth residents have already received their first vaccine dose at the site, with more to come. This includes care home residents and the housebound.

Sentinel is a not-for-profit GP federation that...

NHS sets out how to access the coronavirus vaccination in Devon

The NHS in Devon is giving details on the different ways local people can access the life-saving coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination in the county, as thousands of people are vaccinated every day.

Like other areas, the vaccination programme in Devon is focussed on vaccinating people in priority groups 1-4 , as determined nationally by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and...

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Devon to open two mass vaccination centres next week

The NHS in Devon is making final preparations ready to welcome the first patients to two new large-scale caccination centres from 26 January.

The Mayflower Grandstand at Plymouth Argyle Football Club’s Home Park Stadium, and exhibition and event venue Westpoint Exeter will be hosting their first booked appointments to people aged 80 and above from next Tuesday.

The Home Park...

Curtain up on latest sites to begin giving lifesaving coronavirus vaccination across Devon

Curtain up on latest sites to begin giving lifesaving coronavirus vaccination across Devon

People in more areas of Devon will begin receiving the coronavirus vaccination in coming days as six more GP-run centres open across the county.

The latest centres to start appointments bring the total number to 14, with more due to open soon to ensure everyone who is eligible can...

Devon adds its voice to MMR campaign

Devon’s Director of Public Health is urging parents to ensure their children have had their MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccinations, following a measles outbreak in Wales.

Dr Virginia Pearson’s message is part of a national joint campaign between the Association for Directors of Public Health, Public Health England – the government organisation responsible for immunisation; and...