Vaccine clinic in Huddersfield aimed at boosting uptake for 12 to 15 year olds

A half term clinic to boost the uptake of COVID vaccines among 12 to 15 year olds is running in Huddersfield.

The centre at the John Smith's stadium is expected to jab around 160 youngsters today.

Jacob Sammon, aged 14, was getting his jab at the special clinic which is running all week.

Jacob Sammon receiving his Covid vaccine in Huddersfield

Kirklees is doing comparatively well on vaccine roll out for that age group.

More than 30 per cent in the borough have had their first jab compared with an average of around 20 per cent for England as a whole.

Across Yorkshire and the Humber though that figure falls to  just seventeen per cent.

12 to 15 year olds Vaccine Uptake

With case rates apparently falling nationally though there is hope that we might avoid the government's so called Plan B for Covid - that is more restrictions

Health Secretary, Savid Javid MP said:"The number of cases in the last few days has actually been falling but it is true that the case numbers are still high and we have all got to remain cautious. We have to play our part  but we don't think the data supports a move into plan B"

Young people or their parents can use the NHS booking service to book a COVID-19 vaccination at a convenient location in the same way as people aged 16 and over can.

The move is designed to ensure that those who have not yet had the chance at school, can get vaccinated elsewhere, as quickly as possible.