Pack a Covid-19 reminder while you shop this Black Friday weekend

Walk-in appointments are available at area vaccination centers from Friday to Sunday, to make it as easy as possible for people to get the complementary vaccine before winter – so if you’re shopping this weekend -end, why not go to your nearest center and take a booster?

Steve Brennan, Senior Vaccination Deployment Manager at Kirklees, said: “The ‘Bag a Booster’ weekend aims to make it as easy as possible for people to get their booster to top up their protection this winter.

“It is easy to forget the devastating consequences of Covid now that we have returned to a normal way of life, but the virus is still with us, and we must do all we can to prevent a new wave this winter and protect the people.

Kirklees NHS is going all out this weekend to help people pack a COVID-19 reminder alongside their Black Friday bargains. Here, Dr James Thomas, Medical Director of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and practicing GP, receives his recall at a pop-up clinic run by GPs from the Modality Primary Care Network.

“If you are eligible, please visit one of our clinics this weekend to wrap up your recall and help protect yourself and others this winter. Vaccination centers also offer first and second vaccines, so it’s never too late to get the dose you need.

The booster is being offered to those most at risk from Covid to increase their protection during the winter months when viruses spread most easily. This includes all people aged 50 and over and those with conditions that put them at greater risk of Covid, such as people with weakened immune systems and pregnant women.

Rachel Spencer-Henshall, director of public health at Kirklees Council, said: “It is a busy time of year and infections can spread more easily with more serious impacts for people with health conditions and older residents.

“That’s why getting vaccinated during the winter is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones this winter.”

Steve Brennan, Senior Immunization Deployment Officer in Kirklees

Details of all walk-in clinics in Kirklees can be found on the national search engine at www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab. Hours of operation vary, so please check before you visit.

You can also book your Covid-19 jab via the NHS website.

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Rachel Spencer-Henshall, director of public health at Kirklees Council

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