Category: COVID-19

Vaccine playing part in restricting COVID hospitalisations and deaths, but case rates rising again, meeting told

Around four in every five adults in Central Bedfordshire have been vaccinated against COVID-19, a meeting heard.

The 80 per cent figure is short of the 90 per cent target, Central Bedfordshire Council’s (CBC) social care, health and housing overview and scrutiny committee was told.

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COVID contact tracing in Bedford put back in the hands of NHS Test and Trace as public health chiefs hope to persuade unvaccinated

Contact tracing has been switched off in Bedford as public health chiefs turn their efforts to persuading the unvaccinated to get jabbed.

A meeting was told that although case rates are falling in the borough they are still high and calling the unvaccinated is now a better use of resources.

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New strategy involving peer pressure and social media to encourage young people in Bedfordshire to have Covid jab

A different strategy is being used by health managers to persuade young people across Bedfordshire to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a meeting heard.
Currently only one in three in the 18- to 29-year-old age group is having the jab, BLMK Clinical Commissioning Group’s governing body was told.

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