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THE latest figures for Covid infection and vaccination rates for Westbury have been released. The current percentage of people aged 16+ within Westbury who have had both doses of the vaccination is now at 87.8%.
The current infection case rate per 100,000 people for the area is 375.9, with around 55 people having a positive test result for Covid. Although this is higher than the reported average in the UK, which sits at 332.1, this is not a cause for concern as the infection rates are on the decline in the area over the past few weeks, following a previous spike at the end of August.
Booster schemes have been set up at Westbury Surgery, with the deputy practice manager, Maria Strachan, explaining how the roll out will work, “We have now started to offer Covid boosters through the national booking system to the patients who are eligible. These are people that had their second dose longer than 180 days ago and have been notified from the national system by SMS and letter. They will need to follow the instructions sent to them to allow them to book an appointment.”
All information presented is correct at the time of publication and in line with live government statistics.
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Covid vaccination site at Spencers to close on 3rd December.
Giffords Surgery have issued the following statement:
"Melksham and Boa Primary Care Network would like to advise our patients that our local Covid Vaccination programme run from Spencers, Melksham will be ending on Friday 3rd December 2021.
"Over the last 12 months we will have delivered more than 77, 000 covid vaccinations and 16,000 flu vaccines to patients from Spa
"Giffords and Bradford on Avon Surgeries. 95% of our patients have had their second Covid vaccine and all patients have received offers. We anticipate by 3rd December over 8,000 boosters will have been given and we will have offered a vaccination to all eligible patients. Our Nursing and residential home residents have all received their booster and housebound patients are being vaccinated as I write.
"Whilst delivering the vaccination programme we have continued to provide a full primary care service. Practices have increased capacity and are offering more appointments with clinicians and health professionals both by phone and face to face than pre-pandemic.
"The vaccination programme would not have been possible without the simply wonderful support of our local community. Our thanks go to our team of dedicated clinical and non- clinical volunteers who have consistently worked to vaccinate our patients with professionalism and good humour. We are extremely grateful to Spencer’s Sport and Social club for hosting the programme and to the local council for their support.
"Giffords, Spa and Bradford on Avon practices are hugely proud of what they have achieved in delivering vaccines to you, their patients. The time is now right to bring our local vaccine programme to a close to enable us to put all our efforts into our surgeries as we enter the challenging winter ahead.
"We would encourage you to promptly book your covid boosters as soon as you receive an invite which be done after a minimum gap of 182 days since your second vaccine dose.
"When Spencer’s completes it’s work appointments will be available at local Large Vaccination Centres such as Bath Race Course and some local pharmacies." ... See MoreSee Less
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