Vaccine roll-out “a great success” in Devon

More than 375,000 people in Devon have received a coronavirus vaccine so far – 31.3% of the county’s population.

In its weekly data release, NHS England has published vaccination figures by constituency for the first time.

Totnes ranks third among the 55 constituencies in the South West, with an estimated 39.2% of its population having received at least one dose.


Coronavirus vaccination programme in Devon expands to next groups

Tens of thousands more people across Devon are being contacted from this week, inviting them to make an appointment for their first coronavirus vaccination, as the programme enters a new phase.

People aged 65 and over and those who are clinically vulnerable (JCVI priority groups 5 and 6), together with an expanded group of clinically extremely vulnerable people, are now in line to...

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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...

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Global first for University Hospitals Plymouth in recruitment for Covid-19 vaccine trial

University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) has become the first research site in the world to successfully recruit more than 500 volunteers to ENSEMBLE 2, an international Covid-19 vaccine trial, and remains top of the leader board.

The study, which launched in November last year, seeks to recruit up to 30,000 people worldwide in order to test the safety and effectiveness of a new vaccine,...

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New Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine being given to first patients in Devon

The new Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is being given to the first people in Devon today (8 January), with thousands more doses expected to be administered in coming days and weeks.

Unlike the Pfizer vaccine, the first to be approved, the Oxford vaccine does not need to be stored at ultra-low temperatures and is much easier to move, making it easier for the NHS in Devon to vaccinate...

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Tennis site among first wave of GP centres to give lifesaving COVID-19 vaccination in Devon

Family doctors in Devon will begin giving the coronavirus vaccine to local people from today (Tuesday, 15 December), as the NHS continues its phased roll-out of the vaccination programme.

GP practices are working in groups to set up local vaccination centres for their patients, which will open in phases over coming weeks.

The first phase of GP-led vaccination centres in...

Paramedics urge public to get flu vaccine

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging people to get the flu vaccine to protect themselves and others this winter. Flu is a very common and highly infectious disease caused by the influenza virus. It can make people seriously ill - especially older adults, very young children and people with underlying health conditions. SWASFT is encouraging people in the...

Plymouth is top global recruiter for Covid-19 vaccine trial

University Hospitals Plymouth is currently the top recruiting site across the world for the international Covid-19 vaccine trial which launched on Monday this week.

The research team at the Trust have so far seen record numbers of volunteers register their interest to participate in the trial, and have been taken aback by the willingness of over 1500 residents of Plymouth and the...

Urgent call for 500 Plymouth volunteers to take part in a new Covid-19 vaccine study

Six thousand UK volunteers will from today (Monday 16 November) be called upon to join another leading phase three Covid-19 vaccine study, as researchers around the world continue to work to secure a range of vaccines to help tackle coronavirus.

The latest study, co-funded by the UK government’s Vaccine Taskforce, will test the safety and effectiveness of a new two-dose regimen for a...

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Innovative medical practice works in collaboration with Exeter City Council & Stagecoach to ensure flu vaccinations are delivered safely

St Thomas Medical Group (STMG) consisting of St Thomas Health Centre, Exwick Heath Centre, and Pathfinder Village Surgery, has teamed up with Exeter City Council and Stagecoach South West to provide a creative and innovative solution to safeguard their patients who are eligible for flu vaccinations; which is believed to be the first of its kind in Devon.

Established in 1969, STMG has...