Updated 28/2/2022

Vaccination of 5 – 11 year old Clinically Extremely Vulnerable children underway

Parents may have received a national letter informing them that their child is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. Parents will now receive an invitation from either their GP or from NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group to attend a clinic near them. The children’s dose is different to the adult dose and only certain clinics can offer this vaccination.

Clinics will either be in a large vaccination centre, GP surgery (which might not be their own GP), community pharmacy or a pop-up site operated by Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

The vaccination of clinically extremely vulnerable 5 – 11 year olds has started and these pictures show how vaccination centres are going out of their way to make the experience as comfortable as possible. These pictures were taken at Priory House and BLMK CCG want to thank the pharmacy and their staff for making it such a positive experience.

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Supplies of this specialised vaccine will only be available to a few clinics at a time. So, if your preference of site is not available please keep checking as we will be adding new appointments at each of the vaccination centres.

If someone feels their child is eligible and has not been invited please contact blmkccg.covid.vaccinationsspoc@nhs.net

Vaccination Anxiety

If you are feeling anxious about getting the Covid-19 vaccinations, Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service is offering a one session phobia treatment session with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist or a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.

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Help with transport to vaccination appointments

If you need transport to get to and from a vaccination appointment, or a walk-in session at a vaccine centre, Central Bedfordshire Council are working with a range of local operators who can provide free transport to and from vaccine centres.

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Beds RCC’s Community Transport team is one of these operators:

Call 01234 832 611 between 9am and midday Monday to Friday. Bookings can be made up to a week in advance with a minimum of two days before travelling. The customer or person calling on their behalf will need to provide a name, address, telephone number and an emergency contact/next of kin for each person travelling – it’s also useful to know if they have any mobility issues or health conditions.

For more information or to cancel or amend bookings call 01234 834 933 between 8.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday.