NHS blocks council from rolling out ‘surge’ vaccinations as scientists call for action against India variant
Downing Street is introducing targeted vaccinations to those parts of England that have detected cases of the India variant, which is thought to be highly transmissible The NHS has blocked attempts to roll out a “surge” vaccination programme to people as young as 18 in areas hit by growing cases of the Indian coronavirus variant.
Infections from India variant are rising quickly in Bolton, Blackburn, Sefton, Bedford, London and Glasgow, raising fears over UK’s roadmap out of lockdown Extra supplies of vaccines are being sent to areas where the Indian variant is rising, as a scientist warned it may be too late to stop the strain spreading across the country.
EXCLUSIVE: The Mirror paid a visit to Bolton, as a new surge in case makes the Greater Manchester town one of the country’s virus hotspots residents want the whole town vaccinated - and fast In Bolton town centre the message from the Government is clear - if you have symptoms get a test.
Lancashire’s MPs are calling on the Chancellor to ensure the county gets its fair share of cash from the government’s new Levelling Up Fund.The Lancashire All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has written to Rishi Sunak asking him to guard against the risk of the county losing out as a result of any future changes to the shape of local government in the region.
Additional coronavirus vaccine clinics are being set up in Blackburn amid a rise in cases but the jab will not be offered to all adults yet, the council has said.The Prime Minister has admitted he was “anxious” about how quickly the variant is spreading in the UK.
Officials in areas across the UK are increasingly concerned about the number of cases of the highly infectious Indian coronavirus variant.Transmission is rising in Bolton, Blackburn and Sefton, all in north-western England, and in London and Glasgow, leading to concerns the country’s roadmaps out of Covid-19 restrictions could be derailed.
Coronavirus: Glasgow 'surge vaccinations' needed in Covid hotspots where virus rate is 25 TIMES Scotland average
Coronavirus rate in Glasgow hotspots 25 TIMES higher than Scotland average SURGE vaccinations should be targeted to all adults in Glasgow hotspots where Covid rates are running up to 25 times higher than Scotland as a whole, a public health expert has said.Residents of G41 and G42 postcodes in the south of the city are being urged to get tested for the virus regardless of symptoms, but Professor Linda Bauld said vaccinations should also be ramped up as they are in parts of England where cases of a highly infectious Indian variant are surging.
Rates are rising quickly in several Blackburn areas after Indian variant identified in cases with Boris Johnson not ruling out future local lockdowns These maps from Public Health England show just how quickly coronavirus has spread in one area of Lancashire.While most of our region is keeping virus rates low below the 40 per 100,000 mark, Blackburn with Darwen is struggling with rapidly growing infection rates.
All adults are to be offered the coronavirus vaccine in Blackburn with Darwen amid rising cases of the Indian variant.Additional coronavirus vaccine clinics are being set up in Blackburn amid a rise in cases but the jab will not be offered to all adults yet, the council has said.
All adults are to be offered the coronavirus vaccine in Blackburn with Darwen amid rising cases of the Indian variant.The Lancashire authority has the third highest rate of coronavirus cases in England, with 149 new cases in the seven days up to May 8.The council and NHS partners have secured extra doses of the Covid-19 vaccine which will be made available to anyone in Blackburn with Darwen aged over 18 from next week, a spokeswoman for the authority said.
People over 38 will instead be offered the Covid-19 vaccine at clinics in Darwen and Blackburn Hospital Blackburn with Darwen Council have rowed back on plans for over 18s to be given the coronavirus vaccine.A statement issued earlier this afternoon stated the council and NHS partners had secured extra doses of the vaccine to be made available for all remaining adults across the borough from next week.
The highly infectious ‘double mutant’ coronavirus variant, known as B.1.617.2 or simply the ‘Indian variant’ is now the dominant strain in four areas in England.All over 18s in Blackburn are being offered the Covid vaccine to combat rising cases after the town recorded the third-highest infection rate in England.
Blackburn to extend jabs to over-18s from next week, as Boris Johnson admits he is ‘anxious’ A surge vaccination campaign could be targeted at areas where there has been a rise in cases of the coronavirus variant first identified in India, Downing Street has hinted, as the prime minister admitted he was “anxious” about how quickly the variant is spreading in the UK.
All adults will be offered a Covid vaccine in parts of Lancashire where there’s been a spike in cases of the Indian variant.It comes after the Prime Minister said he was “anxious” about the Indian variant and is “ruling nothing out” to tackle it.
A SURPRISE development is underway in the UK's vaccine rollout - over 18s are to be given a coronavirus jab in three areas of the UK over fears that the Indian variant could be spreading.How worried should we be?Fears the Indian Covid variant is spreading in the UK has prompted the government to accelerate the rollout of the vaccine to people over the age of 18 in specific areas.
All remaining adults will be offered the vaccine from next week after the Indian variant was detected in three wards All people aged over 18 in Blackburn with Darwen will be offered a coronavirus vaccine due a spike in levels of Indian variant of the virus.Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council said it has secured extra doses of the vaccine which will be offered to all remaining adults across the borough from next week.
People aged 18 and over are to be invited for Covid-19 vaccination in some parts of Lancashire amid concerns about outbreaks of the Indian variant of the virus.Blackburn and Darwen Borough Council announced that the measures would be introduced next week to go hand in hand with surge testing in the area.
KATE Hollern faces a call to consider resignation as an MP after she quit the Labour front bench following allegations made about her in an employment tribunal.The 66-year-old gave up her job as shadow local government minister after being accused of trying to intimidate a colleague seeking to assist a parliamentary worker who raised allegations of sexual harassment against a former Labour MP.