Midwifery team runs more pop-up COVID vaccination clinics

WOMEN who are pregnant or breastfeeding can drop in to Bradford Royal Infirmary’s (BRI) Maternity Unit to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

The NHS COVID vaccination programme for Bradford District and Craven is once again hosting pop-up vaccination clinics at the Women’s and Newborn Unit at BRI, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

By getting the jab, mums-to-be and those who are breastfeeding can protect themselves and their babies.

Staff are hosting sessions, from 9am to 5pm, on Friday 10 and 17 September, and Tuesday 21 September.

The team ran some sessions last month which proved a big hit with many women attending.

Success

Rukeya Miah, Deputy Associate Director of Nursing/Senior Midwife at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust/Bradford District and Craven community vaccination programme, said: “We are setting up further vaccination clinics following the success of our most recent clinics for pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding.

“The sessions received great feedback on social media from the Chief Midwifery Officer for England, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, and Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives.”

There’s no need to book – expectant and new mums can just come along to the Women’s and Newborn Unit on any of the days listed above.

In addition to the vaccination clinics at BRI, anyone aged 16 and over can ‘Grab a Jab’ at a number of walk-in clinics through the Bradford District and Craven area. People can find their nearest clinic by visiting www.bit.ly/VaccineWalkinClinic