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Coronavirus Update – Vaccinations and Mental Health Support

by timpickstone on 28 January, 2021

Around 23,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been given across the four Bury community vaccination centres in Prestwich, Radcliffe, Bury Town Hall’s Elizabethan Suite and Ramsbottom.

The centres are focussing on offering the first dose of the vaccination, to people within the first four priority groups that have been set nationally, by mid-February. This includes people living and working in older people’s care homes; people aged 80+; health and care workers; people aged 70+ and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals.

Residents who are eligible for a vaccination will be contacted by their GP when it is their turn, and people are asked not to contact their GP practice about the vaccine before then.

CCG Chair and local GP Dr Jeffrey Schryer has published a blog reflecting on the work of the vaccination centres, and you can read this here: https://www.buryccg.nhs.uk/2021/01/15/bury-at- its-best-as-vaccinations-bring-new-hope-15th-jan-2021/

Keep up to speed on the vaccination rollout in Bury at: https://www.bury.gov.uk/coronavirus-vaccine

Mental Health Support
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, life has changed for all of us and it’s natural that this may cause you to feel worried or anxious, lonely or frustrated. If you feel you need some extra support, Bury’s Getting Help Line is a confidential telephone service run by the voluntary sector for people of all ages who are experiencing difficulties with their mental wellbeing.

You can access advice, guidance and signposting to local services by calling the Getting Help Line on 0161 464 3679. Find out about other mental wellbeing support at www.bury.gov.uk/mentalwellbeing

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  1. Stephen Yates says:

    Very impressed with the service. Well done to all the staff involved.

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