Updates on the Vaccine programme for Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent

Local updates

12-15s encouraged to ‘grab a jab’ during school holidays

We are encouraging parents of 12 to 15 year-olds to take advantage of the time off school and arrange for their child to have a COVID-19 vaccine this half term.

As schools across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent take their half-term break, young people will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointments online or call 119 for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy.

You can also find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site to get vaccinated without an appointment. Click here for a list of walk-in clinics that will be running next week. Please check the Grab a jab website for opening times before travelling.

Fact check leaflet – COVID-19 Vaccination: Everything you need to know

We have developed a leaflet to outline facts and answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. This leaflet has also been translated into 13 languages and printed copies will be distributed locally.

Please see the links below to download digital versions of the leaflet or if you would like printed copies please contact [email protected].

Regional updates

COVID-19 vaccine equalities webinar series 

NHS staff and colleagues from other sectors involved in COVID-19 vaccination delivery can book for these webinars, which will share insights into increasing confidence and improving uptake among priority groups and underserved communities:

Boosters prevented over 105,000 hospitalisations, UKHSA analysis estimates 

The study found that since 13 December 2021, when Omicron infections started to become more dominant, an estimated 105,600 hospitalisations have been prevented in those aged 25 and over in England.

The results – up to 6 February – were gathered by comparing vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation from boosters with effectiveness from just 2 doses. The data was combined with vaccine coverage across the population and observed hospitalisations during the period.

UKHSA review shows vaccinated less likely to have long COVID than unvaccinated

A new review shows that people who have had one or more doses of a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine are less likely to develop long COVID than those who remain unvaccinated.

We have undertaken a rapid evidence review looking at the effects of vaccination against long COVID or post-COVID symptoms. The review includes 15 UK and international studies that were undertaken up until January 2022.

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