As we move into the next stage of the vaccination programme, our vaccination sites across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire continue to offer walk-in appointments for all those 18 and over for first and second doses. People aged 16 and 17 can walk into selected sites across the city and county. Find your nearest site on www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab
The Booster programme started this week and, as part of this, jabs will be offered to over 50s, frontline health and care workers and clinically extremely vulnerable and clinically vulnerable people. Those eligible for a booster vaccination will be contacted by the NHS inviting them to book in for their jabs. Members of the public who are eligible for a booster vaccination are asked not to contact the NHS to seek a vaccine – the NHS will contact them. For more information on booster vaccinations, visit our FAQs page.
People across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are being urged to speak to their local community pharmacist to get the medical attention they need for minor illnesses – and to help the NHS to manage current pressures. The plea is being made to avoid people suffering with minor illnesses – like coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains – from attending accident and emergency departments unnecessarily. Find out more about how your local pharmacy can help you here.
*Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Nottingham University Hospitals and Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust
The NHS is here for you and so if you are concerned about a new lump or mole or have any other health issues then please get in touch with your GP.
If it is not an emergency you can use a range of service, such as:
Pharmacies can offer over the counter advice and treat common illnesses such as colds, sore throats, stings and allergies.
Call 111 First
Once a patients calls 111 or visits 111 online they will be navigated to the most appropriate service, first time by a trained operator. The operator will even be able to book appointments and timeslots at the most appropriate health service for your needs.
Visit the NHS Urgent Care Centre