Cornwall news Nearly half of Cornwall has received a Covid jab UK news

MetiNews.Com - GPs are still going down the list

Cornwall news Nearly half of Cornwall has received a Covid jab UK news

MetiNews.Com - GPs are still going down the list

Cornwall news  Nearly half of Cornwall has received a Covid jab UK news
02 March 2021 - 16:15

Breaking News ! Weekly figures from the NHS show 39.3 per cent of Cornwall’s estimated population has received a Covid-19 vaccination. With mass vaccination centres, like Stithians and Royal Cornwall Showground, still in full force to support GP surgeries in giving as many people the first dose as possible - the NHS in Cornwall has said it is doing well. The headline figures in Cornwall’s vaccination rollout are that almost every person over the age of 75 has been given a first dose, 93 per cent of 70-74-year-olds have been, and around 40 per cent of the total estimated population of the county has received one. Between February 14-21, around 22,000 under-70s were vaccinated, too, with updated figures due to be released later this week. For second jabs, the number is far smaller: with 2,413 under 70s, 47 70-74-year-olds, 155 75-79-year-olds and 5,508 80+-year-olds having received a second dose. This is because the NHS is prioritising first vaccinations to promote some degree of herd immunity. All of these figures are as of February 21. In mid-February, CornwallLive reported that GP surgeries in the county had just begun to invite under-60s. Now, many are able to invite younger vulnerable people in for their first jab. Ian Davidson, clinical lead for the large scale vaccination centres and chief pharmacist at Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, said the groups of clinically vulnerable people are nearing total vaccination. He said the current priority is residents and staff of care homes, anyone aged 60 and over, frontline health and social workers, and adult unpaid carers. As well as this, he also said any adult who is “clinically vulnerable to complications following Covid-19 infection” and people on the GP learning disability register will be vaccinated as soon as possible. Mr Davison added that people in those categories should contact one of the mass vaccination sites if they have not yet been vaccinated - but others should sit still and wait for the call.

. However, the surgery also warned people to stop turning up to the surgery unannounced - complaining of ‘aggressive’ residents demanding vaccines. The Rame Group Surgery, which previously reported good progress, said that it managed to get through 385 people in one day - most of which were at the practice. In Truro, the Lander Medical Practice said it had been battling with broken phone lines and concerns over scam calls. Canon Downs has had more positive news, stating that its PCN managed to vaccinate over 2,000 patients in a single week as of March 1. Stithians has been open since late-January Penryn Surgery announced it has managed to vaccinate a total of 4,700 patients as of February 27, and further down the county, at Helston Medical Centre and Porthleven Surgery, the GP posted that the first jab rollout was going well, and that it would be roughly 11 weeks until second jabs would begin there. Mr Davison further said: “We all want to return to a sense of normality and the NHS across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is working hard to vaccinate our communities in line with the groups currently prioritised in the guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, to achieve this for us all. “Everyone across health and care is committed to the roll-out programme – the largest in NHS history. As of 25 February 194,672 doses have been administered to those who are most vulnerable. You can stay up-to-date on the top news near you with CornwallLive's FREE newsletters – find out more about our range of daily and weekly bulletins and sign up here or enter your email address at the top of the page. “This has been made possible by a huge team effort through the tireless work and dedication of our GP practice staff, staff working in the mass vaccination centres, at the hospital hubs and in community pharmacies and amazing support from volunteers and the public. “Everyone in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has a part to play to help us vaccinate as many people as possible when it is their turn. “If you’re registered as having a learning disability, your GP will invite you shortly regarding your vaccination appointment.” More stories from Cornwall: Cornwall expected to be big beneficiary of Budget spending Cornwall doctors say 'don't contact practice about Covid vaccine'

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Cornwall news Nearly half of Cornwall has received a Covid jab UK news


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