Preparations must be advanced for vaccinations from age 12+, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said the UK Government’s announcement it is extending vaccinations to all those aged 16+ demonstrates why preparations must be rapidly advanced for offering vaccines to all teenagers in Northern Ireland. The South Belfast MLA was speaking after approval was given from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation […]

Greater clarity needed on vaccines for 12-17 year olds, says Bradshaw

Greater clarity is needed from the UK Government on advice it is receiving from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) concerning vaccinations for teenagers, Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said. The UK Government’s Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said the JCVI has recommended children who are either almost 18, vulnerable or who […]

Bradshaw welcomes decrease in time between vaccine doses

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the imminent decrease in the time between vaccine doses to a maximum of eight weeks, as the share of the population having received first doses approaches 80 per cent. The Department of Health have confirmed the current gap will be reduced from 12 weeks, offering better protection […]

Bradshaw welcomes steps to maximise vaccination roll-out among younger people

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the assurance Pfizer and Moderna vaccine supplies will suffice to complete the vaccination programme among younger adults. Ms Bradshaw was speaking after the JCVI said under-40s were to be offered the Pfizer jab as an alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine. People who have already received their first jab […]

Prioritisation for adults living with immunosuppressed adults should be confirmed here, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has called for confirmation guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) that adults living with immunosuppressed adults should be prioritised for a COVID-19 vaccine will be followed in Northern Ireland. The organisation has advised the UK Government to prioritise vaccinations for adults living with people with […]

Extension of vaccination programme a huge relief for many, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed an extension of the COVID-19 vaccination programme to carers and those with underlying health conditions. In addition, anyone over 70 who has not had their first dose from their GP will have the option to book a vaccination appointment at one of the seven regional centres. “Today’s […]

Bradshaw says online vaccination appointments will come as a relief to clinically extremely vulnerable

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed news those who are clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 will now be able to book their vaccination online. From today, up to 80,000 people who received a shielding letter will be able to make an appointment at a regional vaccination centre. Online appointments are available for this […]

Bradshaw welcomes domiciliary care worker inclusion as priority in vaccination programme

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed clarification domiciliary care workers who work for independent providers will be included alongside dentists, pharmacists and optometrists in the next round of the vaccination programme. However, South Belfast MLA Ms Bradshaw also renewed her call for consideration of all allied health professionals to be included at this […]

Bradshaw welcomes change in vaccination strategy

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has welcomed the Health Minister’s announcement of a change in vaccination strategy so that more people initially receive the first dose quickly. The South Belfast MLA stated: “The approval of the Oxford vaccine and further on-going indications of the significant benefit provided by a single dose mean that it is […]

Bradshaw welcomes care home residents being included in first stage of vaccinations

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the announcement the first stage of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, starting tomorrow, will include care home residents as well as workers. The residents will be prioritised in the first stage, with the first jabs being distributed to vaccinators on Tuesday (December 8). Deployment to care homes will […]