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Get vaccinated as part of NHS ‘Bag A Booster’ campaign

Eligible people in Calderdale are being urged to ‘bag a booster’ this weekend as COVID-19 rates continue to soar in West Yorkshire.

Walk-in clinics in Halifax, Sowerby Bridge and Luddenden Foot will be available on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January, to help make it as easy as possible for people to get the vital jab. First and second doses are also on offer for anyone who needs them.

The booster jab has been shown to be crucial in protecting people against the Omicron variant, which is continuing to spread rapidly across the country. Although evidence suggests the variant is not as severe as originally feared, the numbers of people being infected is leading to an increase in hospital admissions and disruption to public services in general.

Neil Smurthwaite, Senior Responsible Officer for the Vaccination Programme in Calderdale, said: “We’re trying to make it as easy as possible for people to get their booster – or whichever vaccination they need – and help with the battle against Omicron.

“Infection rates are at an all time high and having a major impact on all aspects of daily life so we are asking people to their jab as soon as possible to help to protect themselves and play their part in keeping going.”

Details of local walk-in clinics are available on our website at https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/grabajab/ . More clinics across West Yorkshire can be found by using the walk-in site finder on www.nhs.uk  

Or if people prefer, they can book an appointment at a convenient time and place at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119.