Targeted Vaccination Team, Van Collides with home in Trentham
Written by Hitmix Local News on 21 November 2023
Fire stations, supermarkets, a library and a cricket club – just some of the places you can get a Covid-19 vaccination this month in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
In addition to pharmacies and GP practices, the Targeted Vaccination Team is taking the vaccine out into the community to make it as easy as possible for local people to get their life-saving vaccination.
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent residents are encouraged to take advantage of the local non-pharmacy walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics to boost their immunity and protect the most vulnerable in our community. These clinics provide a convenient and accessible way for eligible individuals to receive their COVID-19 vaccination, without the need for booking an appointment.
Lorna Clarson, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board said: “Easy and convenient, walk-ins are a great alternative to a booked appointment. If you are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination this winter, you can just turn up to one of our walk-in clinics and our friendly and professional team of clinicians will get you vaccinated there and then. You don’t need to make an appointment.
“Our vaccination programme continues to provide vital protection to local people. Keeping people safe is our priority so if you’re eligible we encourage you to have your Covid-19 and flu jabs if you haven’t done so already.
“Covid-19 is still circulating in the community and some people are becoming seriously unwell, and flu can be a really nasty illness for some people and can lead to hospital admission. However, the risk of becoming seriously unwell with Covid-19 or flu is hugely reduced by vaccination.”
You are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination if you are:
- Aged 65 years old or over (you need to be 65 years old by 31 March 2024)
- Aged 6 months to 64 years old and are at increased risk
- Living in a care home for older adults
- A frontline health or social care worker
- Aged 16 to 64 years old and are a carer
- Aged 12 to 64 years old and live with someone with a weakened immune system
To find a walk-in clinic near you, visit the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board webpage. A table of walk-in clinics is published on this website and is updated regularly.
Staffordshire Police have arrested five people after a van collided with a home in Trentham at the weekend.
It happened at around 2.40 on Sunday morning, when A Ford Tourneo collided with an address near Pacific Road, Causing one of the walls to collapse. The people in the van at the time ran away from the area.
Police attended the scene with officers from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. They managed to free a woman who was trapped inside the home along with another woman who was also inside at the time. Thankfully, neither of them were seriously injured.
Officers later arrested five young people all from Stoke on Trent – Two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and A 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking plus dangerous driving.
All have been questioned and released on conditional police bail.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may be able to help with their investigation, particularly those with footage from the area when it happened.
You can Call 101, quoting incident 80 of 19 November, or message using Live Chat on the Staffordshire Police website.
If you’d like to report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.