More than 50,000 people vaccinated against Covid in Bassetlaw

More than 50,000 people in Bassetlaw have been vaccinated against Coronavirus

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 9:53 am

Basstelaw Clinical Commissioning Group said that in just three months over 50,000 residents in Bassetlaw have now received their vital first Covid-19 jab as the vaccination programme continues at pace across the district.

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Health bossses said the NHS vaccination programme continues to make strong progress in Bassetlaw thanks to the three GP Primary Care Networks, Bassetlaw District Council and partners who have worked hard to develop safe and effective ways to deliver the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme to local residents.

Vaccinations in Bassetlaw have reached the 50,000 mark

Dr Eric Kelly, chairman of the NHS Bassetlaw CCG and local GP, said: “Our local PCNs have been working extremely hard to ensure we have vaccinated the most vulnerable and high-risk people in Bassetlaw.

"We’re delighted to be making excellent progress and reaching the 50,000 milestone is an excellent achievement for Bassetlaw.

“It’s important that as many people as possible come forward for the vaccine so we can get immunity to the virus which has caused so much disruption and taken many lives over the last year.

“Every one of us can also help support the reduction of COVID rates by following the rules to contain the virus and remembering hands, face, space at all times whether you have had the vaccine or not.”

The following people are all eligible priority cohorts in line with national guidance are being invited to receive their vaccinations.

People aged over 5o, the clinically extremely vulnerable, eligible front health and social care workers, anyone aged between 16 and 65 deemed clinically vulnerable, those with a learning disability, anyone in receipt of carer’s allowance, carers for someone at high risk from Covid and people who are homeless.

People in the above priority groups which have already been announced have not missed their chance to get vaccinated and are urged to make an appointment.

Eligible groups can book appointments via www.nhs.uk or alternatively call the national telephone number 119 where they can choose a time slot and location that suits them.

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