General Practitioners (GPs), nurses, and pharmacists are venturing into local communities to ensure that eligible individuals can easily receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.
Since the NHS intensified its vaccination efforts in response to the emergence of the new COVID-19 variant, more than 70,000 people in Bradford District and Craven have received their COVID-19 vaccine.
Over the past two months, in collaboration with the NHS, Race Equality Network, and Bradford Council, local residents have expressed a preference for receiving their vaccinations closer to home. In response, GP practices and pharmacy teams in Bradford District and Craven have worked tirelessly to establish multiple vaccination opportunities within the heart of these communities, with additional locations and dates yet to be announced.
Karen Dawber, chief nursing officer at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust and senior responsible officer for Bradford District and Craven’s vaccination programme, said: “Our Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership is making it as easy as possible for people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. One of the ways we’re doing is through a vaccination bus that’s travelling around Bradford District offering eligible people the vaccine – with no appointment needed.
“Over the coming weeks the vaccination bus or pop up vaccine clinics will be outside mosques, supermarkets, community centres and shopping centres. With walk-in opportunities and online bookings available on the NHS website or by calling 119, we are hoping more people than ever will come forward and get protected over winter.”
The NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme provides crucial protection for eligible individuals and their families during the winter season, preventing severe illness and helping to reduce hospital admissions during the busy winter period.
Those eligible for this year’s vaccination programme include individuals aged 65 and over, residents of care homes, frontline health and social care workers, individuals at higher risk due to pregnancy or specific underlying health conditions, carers, and household members of those at risk.
Eligible individuals must reinforce their protection, even if they have previously received a vaccine or have had COVID-19, as immunity wanes over time.
Please note that walk-in opportunities are scheduled as of October 26, 2023, and are subject to change.
31/10/23 Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley BD21 3QQ: 9.30am-1pm
01/11/23 Karmand Centre BD3 9EP: 10am-1pm
02/11/23 Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley BD21 3QQ: 9.30am-1pm
04/11/23 Silsden Medical Practice, Keighley BD20 0DG: 9.30am-1pm
05/11/23 Guru Gobind Gurdwara BD3 9JN: 11am-3pm
07/11/23 Girlington Community Centre BD8 9NN: 10am-2pm
07/11/23 Skipton Town Hall, BD23 1AH: 10am-2pm
09/11/23 Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley BD21 3QQ: 9.30am-1pm
10/11/23 Westgate Mosque BD1 3RU: 1pm-3pm
11/11/23 Silsden Medical Practice, Keighley BD20 0DG: 9.30am-1pm
11/11/23 Tesco, Great Horton, BD7 4EY: 9.30am-2.30pm
14/11/22 Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley BD21 3QQ: 9.30am-1pm
21/11/23 Eden Community Association, First floor, Keighley, BD21 3RZ: 10am-12pm
22/11/23 Project 6, Keighley BD21 2AD: 5-7pm
23/11/23 Sue Belcher Centre, Bracken Bank, Keighley, BD22 7AE: 10am-1pm
28/11/23 Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley BD21 3QQ: 9.30am-1pm
29/11/23 Good Shepherd Centre, West Lane, Keighley, BD22 6ES: 1.30-3.30pm
30/11/23 Keighley People First Central Hall: 11am-1pm
02/12/23 Silsden Medical Practice, BD20 0DG: 9.30am-1pm
05/12/23 Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley BD21 3QQ, 9.30am-1pm
06/12/23 Highfield Centre, Keighley, BD4 9QA: 11am-2pm
07/12/23 Silsden Medical Practice, Keighley BD20 0DG: 9.30am-1pm
12/12/23 Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley BD21 3QQ: 9.30am-1pm