COVID-19 vaccination programme expands to over-60s in North Yorkshire

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The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines across York and North Yorkshire is expanding to include everyone aged over 60 and people with underlying health conditions.

This follows those aged 70 and over, care home workers, residents, front-line health and care workers and the clinically extremely vulnerable.

The latest figures show that 247,629 vaccine doses have been given to people across North Yorkshire and the Vale of York.

Now, while moving down the age groups, local GP-led vaccination services are focusing initially on the clinically vulnerable in their area, including those with long-term conditions. This means some younger people with underlying health conditions may be offered a local appointment before some in the 60-69 age group.

Dr Nigel Wells, NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Clinical Chair, said:

The NHS in in our area is working incredibly hard to deliver the COVID-19 vaccination. I would like to thank everyone working to support the programme – from volunteers to vaccinators and many others – as well as the wider public for their continued support and understanding.

This immense local effort across the York and North Yorkshire health and care system has led to the rapid rollout of the programme across our communities.

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