Vaccination update

It is important to get all of the vaccines for which you are eligible - they reduce your risk of getting seriously ill or dying from COVID, cut your chances of catching or spreading it and help to protect you against variants.

Following the emergence of the new Omicron variant, the Government intends to offer all eligible adults a booster jab by the end of January 2022, so please come forward as soon as it is your turn.

In Hartlepool, there is concern currently over the low take-up of vaccines by the 12-15-year-old age group.

Most children will be given their vaccine at school. Parents or guardians will get a letter or email asking them to give consent for their child to be vaccinated. Failure to provide consent means your child will not be vaccinated.

There is also concern over vaccine take-up amongst pregnant women. As a result, special drop-in COVID vaccination sessions for mums-to-be attended by midwives from the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have been taking place at walk-in COVID vaccination clinics in the town. The next one will take place from 10am-2pm at the clinic planned for December 22nd in Mill House Leisure Centre sports hall.