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Salford Red Devils player are lining up their defense against Covid-19 by joining the thousands of people getting their vaccine in Salford. Members of the famous Salford team visited the Covid-19 vaccination bus at Salford Quays, based outside the Lowry Theatre. Some players got their first dose and for others it was their second dose. In the sporting world, Covid-19 has affected normal activities considerably and led to the postponement and cancellation of a vast number of national and international events. Therefore, Salford Red Devils is doing their bit to get vaccinated in hope to get sports events back to normal and to keep everyone safe. First team starter 23-year-old Jack Wells who got his first dose at the vaccination bus said: His fellow teammate, international player and first team starter 30-year-old Kallum Watkins said: Tim Sandels, General Practitioner at Salford Red Devil’s club doctor and St Johns Medical Centre said: Another important consideration for young adults to think about is the risk of bringing infections home to family members who might be at higher risk for severe disease. Even though a person may have had the infection previously, they should still receive the vaccine to prevent from getting seriously ill and to prevent having long-term Covid symptoms. All Salford residents over 18 years old, aged 16/17 years old and have an underlying health condition, or a carer either paid or unpaid can book their Covid-19 vaccine appointments here, or attend a walk-in clinic. NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) shares daily updates and details on walk-in clinics on their social media and their Covid-19 vaccine walk-in page. The national booking system is also available for anyone to book or manage their appointment. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
Salford Royal Hospital took its place alongside eight other NHS hospital brain tumour centres today as they became the first to be recognised as Tessa Jowell Centres of Excellence for patient care. The announcement was made at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT), for which Brain Tumour Research holds the secretariat. With more than 12,000 people diagnosed every year with a primary brain tumour in the UK, and over 500 new patients seeking treatment at the jointly delivered centre, the award has been introduced to recognise hospitals for their excellence in patient care. Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence status recognises the delivery of outstanding care and treatment by NHS staff in their efforts to provide above excellent patient care through a difficult time. It is three years since Baroness Tessa Jowell gave her powerful speech in the House of Lords, following her diagnosis with a glioblastoma multiforme, recognising the need to improve brain tumour treatment, care and survival for all patients. Tessa’s daughter Jess Mills, Co-Founder of the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission, said: Chief Executive of Brain Tumour Research, Sue Farrington Smith MBE, who sits on the Mission’s Steering Group, said: The full list of centres are: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Lothian, South East Scotland Cancer Network (Edinburgh) Kings & Guy’s and St Thomas Leeds teaching hospitals NHS Trust (Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s Hospital) Salford Royal & The Christie (Manchester) Newcastle-upon Tyne Hospitals Nottingham University Hospitals St George’s University Hospital, Royal Marsden & Royal Surrey and University College Hospital London & the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
There are concerns expressed within Salford regarding hesitancy from some members of the black, asian, and minority ethnic communities to have to have the Covid-19 vaccination. Dr Ugo Umeadi who is a GP at Cleggs Lane Medical Practice in Salford and he has made a video calling for more uptake of the vaccine whilst at the same time debunking some myths and misinformation which surrounds it. He explains why having the vaccine is the safest, most effective way to tackle the virus Analysis of NHS England COVID-19 vaccination figures show that people of black ethnicity are half as likely as people of white ethnicity to get vaccinated. People of Asian ethnicity are under two thirds as likely as their white counterparts to accept vaccination. England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer says it "really concerns" him that fewer BAME people may get the Covid vaccine. Vaccination figures show that 91% of all recipients of COVID-19 jabs have been white, despite BAME people making up 13.6% of the population. Just 7.8% of all vaccines have been administered to these communities. A campaign to engage with the communities to assure them of the safety and importance of having the vaccine is now underway across the whole of the country.