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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin have continued to rise and remain at the highest level since community testing began, latest weekly figures show.
A Telford pharmacy is one of the first in the country to offer vaccinations protecting against Covid-19 as the NHS accelerates the biggest vaccination programme in its history.
More than 11,000 people have received a coronavirus vaccination in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin since December.
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital is suspending all planned routine surgery until the end of the month as it supports the regional covid response.
The coronavirus vaccination programme took another step forward today with the opening of the county’s second hospital hub at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.
Residents in the borough of Telford and Wrekin aged 80 and above, care home residents as well as NHS and care home workers are in the process of receiving the Covid-19 vaccination.
Bosses at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital are reminding patients that their treatment and appointments remain unaffected during the latest lockdown.
The NHS vaccination programme is underway in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin with plans to deliver the vaccine by the middle of February to the four top priority groups.
Shropshire residents are being strongly urged not to travel to Tier 4 areas – and vice-versa – for the festive break.
Leaders at Telford & Wrekin Council have shared their frustrations at vaccinations that provide immunity against COVID-19 not being rolled out consistently across the whole of Shropshire.
A new service has been launched for patients with Long Covid in a joint project by Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCGs and Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust.
Patients aged 80 and above have started receiving the Covid-19 vaccination in South East Shropshire, the first community site in the county to offer the service.