Covid Vaccine comes to Leeds

Leeds is one of  50 places in the country that can offer the Pfizer vaccine this week.  The first phase of vaccinations will be taking place within hospitals but GPs are expected to be able to start administering these vaccines from next week.  You will be contacted once you are eligible to make arrangements to receive the vaccine.  
There is a lot of conflicting information out there so please discuss any concerns you may have with your GP or trusted health professional.
More details on the vaccine & initial roll out nationally
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust said:

“Our amazing teams across the NHS in Leeds and Leeds City Council are proud to be part of the first wave of the national NHS vaccination programme.

On Tuesday, we will be starting to vaccinate people across Leeds in the groups identified as a priority by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) – patients over 80, care home staff and NHS staff who are at risk from coronavirus.
At first, we will be arranging appointments directly with people eligible to receive the vaccination. Watch this space for news about wider access to the vaccine, as soon as it can be made available.
Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr Phil Wood, said today: “Our incredible staff have been at the forefront of the response to the Coronavirus pandemic, supporting each other, saving lives, leading vaccine research, and holding hands with patients in isolation who sadly never recovered to return to their loved ones.
“We have worked committedly, with compassion and with hope towards the day we could begin vaccinating people to help prevent further tragedy. We know the struggle is not yet over but reaching this momentous point is a tremendous achievement.”

Staff from across health and care organisations in Leeds are working together to put in place plans to deliver this national vaccination programme to everyone in our community who would like to have the vaccine.”