Over 70’s in the Harrogate district who have not yet been invited to have their Covid-19 vaccination are being urged to come forward and arrange an appointment.
The NHS in North Yorkshire, who had previously asked residents not to contact them and to wait to be approached, is aiming to vaccinate all those in the top four priority groups by 15th February.
And officials want people over 70 and those on the shielded patient list, who are particularly vulernable to Covid-19, to get in touch either online, by phone or via their GP.
Amanda Bloor, NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Accountable Officer, said:
“Healthcare colleagues across North Yorkshire and York and in the wider Humber, Coast and Vale area have been doing a fantastic job to vaccinate people in the first four priority groups, but we want to ensure that all those who are eligible, have been offered the jab.
“We know that people over 70 and those on the shielded patient list are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. It’s important they come forward if they haven’t had their vaccine yet.
“I urge everyone to check with their parents, grandparents, relatives, neighbours and friends who are 70 years old and over if they have been vaccinated. If they haven’t had the vaccine yet, please help them book an appointment as soon as possible.
“If you have previously turned down the opportunity to get the vaccine but have changed your mind, please also come forward now. We are determined that nobody should be left behind.
“The vaccine is safe, simple, and will offer you and those around you crucial protection against this virus.”
Eligible people can book appointments online here or can call a free 119 number between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.