Public Health update – COVID-19 vaccinations and more

Jun 25, 2021 | COVID-19, News, Newsletter

All adults in England can now book their COVID-19 vaccination

If you are aged 18+ you can:

COVID-19 vaccination advice for pregnant women

If you want to know about getting the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding, this short video featuring an expert panel from The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, the NHS and Public Health England, may answer some of your questions:

The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists website also provides a range of information for pregnant women and healthcare professionals and includes Q&As, an information sheet to aid your decision and a number of short video messages.

The National Childbirth Trust website also has lots of information about getting the vaccine when breastfeeding.

Vaccines highly effective against hospitalisation from Delta variant

New analysis by Public Health England shows for the first time that two doses of COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalisation from the Delta variant.
It shows that after two doses:

·      the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 96% effective against hospitalisation
·      the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is 92% effective against hospitalisation

These rates are comparable with vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation from the Alpha variant.

New ‘walk-through’ video shows what to expect when you go for your vaccination

Residents who have yet to receive their COVID-19 vaccination can now view a new video showing what to expect at Wirral’s vaccination centres.

The short ‘walk through’ film, which was recorded at the Oval Leisure Centre vaccination facility, was commissioned by Wirral Council, in partnership with NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group.

To view the video visit the Wirral View website.

COVID-19 guidance is now available in 31 different languages

The gov.uk website has guidance on How to stop the spread of coronavirus in 31 different languages plus Easy Read. Please share the link with people who might benefit.

Wirral COVID-19 Insights: Young People’s Views Sought

Wirral Council’s outbreak team would like to know the current thoughts of 20-29 year olds to help them to better meet the needs of this group.

They have therefore launched a short survey to ask them how the Pandemic has affected their personal life, education and work.

All feedback will remain anonymous and could form part of our community response to the COVID-19 pandemic and help Keep Wirral Well.

The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and can be viewed here

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