***Vaccinations Update w/c 22nd Feb 2021***
- Until Thursday 25th Feb, frontline health and social care workers can use the National Booking Service (or phone 119) to book jabs at:
- John Smith’s Stadium
- Boots in Huddersfield
- Honley Village Hall (Medicare Chemists)
- The Old Salvation Army Hall, Birstall (Knights Pharmacy)
- or centres in Calderdale, Wakefield, Bradford, Leeds or Manchester
- Alternatively you can continue to book using the system below, but everyone will need proof of identity and eligibility, such as:
- photo ID for the organisation they work/volunteer for
- a recent payslip
- a recent letter confirming that they are employed or volunteer and are eligible. (Please speak to us if you need help with this.)
- AND another form of photo ID, such as a driving licence, passport or travel pass.
- Please remember to update the vaccination team when staff or volunteers have been vaccinated using the online form below
- For any queries about vaccinations, please contact the vaccinations team on Vaccinations.C19@kirklees.gov.uk.
Frontline staff & volunteers are eligible for jabs – register now
Organisations who’ve already registered to update on outcomes asap
Encourage over-70s who you work with to book a jab asap
The vaccination programme is going very well in Kirklees and is on track to meet (and possibly exceed) the Government’s target set for 15th February (for the top 4 groups to have all had their first jab). There are established GP vaccination centres in both North and South Kirklees, plus both Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals, some pharmacies across Kirklees and at the John Smith’s Stadium (or you can choose to go to a mass vaccination centre in Wakefield or Manchester).
There are however, a couple of changes that we need to let you know about:
Getting vaccinations for your staff or volunteers
Third sector organisations, including charities, mutual aid, voluntary and community groups that are offering frontline care and support in the community, working with vulnerable people can register their staff and volunteers for vaccinations. This is because, like more traditional health and social care workers, they and those they are supporting are more at risk from Covid.
The Kirklees vaccination team have seen a great response to this offer but want to make sure the as many eligible people are vaccinated as soon as possible
A named lead in each organisation must register their workforce and (if they are eligible and vaccines are available) the organisation will be contacted with instructions and a booking link.
Ideally, one person in the organisation should collect everyone’s details (including NHS number) and book all the appointments on their behalf at either Calderdale Royal Hospital or Acre Mill (opposite Huddersfield Royal Infirmary). There are 5 minute slots available for about 7.30 am to 8.30pm, with some available the same day and a few days in advance. Additional dates are released as more vaccine becomes available, but this is a time-limited offer and groups are encouraged to register and book as soon as possible.
Anyone attending the vaccination centre must wear a mask, follow the one-way system and have ID (ideally a work ID badge) available.
This is for the Pfizer vaccine only.
For queries about the process you can phone the dedicated vaccination booking line 01484 416467 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Updating the Vaccination Team on Uptake
If you’ve already registered and your frontline team has been invited for vaccination, the Kirklees Vaccination Team would like to know what sort of uptake you’ve had, how many eligible staff and volunteers are still to be vaccinated and if you’ve experienced any barriers or hesistancy in your organisation.
Please complete this online form when your staff or volunteers have been vaccinated (or significant numbers have).
If you need any help in completing the form please phone 01484 221000 ext 71518 (Rachel) or ext 71127 (Karen)
New vaccination guidance for over-70s
If you are working with (or have team members) who are over-70, please make sure that they know that they can now contact the NHS National Booking service to make an appointment for their first jab, without having been contacted by the NHS or a GP. This is to make sure that all eligible people have been vaccinated by the Government’s deadline of February 15th.