Every elderly care home in Calderdale has now had their first life-saving COVID-19 vaccinations delivered to those that were willing and able to receive it.
Working together in groups, GP practices have provided the vaccine to residents and staff as part of the national roll-out, which is prioritising those most at risk from the virus.
If you are aged (75) or over, and have not yet had a vaccination, you may soon get a letter from the NHS national booking system inviting you to make an appointment at our nearest National Vaccination Centre in Manchester or at our Boots community pharmacy, which is on Market Street in Halifax.
These are being sent to people who live within 45 minutes of one of the centres and might be in a different area to where you would normally receive your healthcare.
Please note that you do not have to book an appointment at one of these centres if it is not convenient for you to get there. You can:
- choose to wait for an invitation from your GP practice
- choose to wait until one of the West Yorkshire centres open and are added to the national booking system, which will happen over the next few weeks.
Please do not contact your local practice about an appointment until you receive an invitation from them.
They will not be able to advise you on when you will get an appointment or which centres are available. All this information is available on the national booking system website.
Watch the film featuring Calderdale care home staff and residents receiving their first life-saving dose of the vaccine at https://w