Vaccines for our Younger Teens

Ruddington’s pharmacy has announced it is offering COVID-19 jabs for 12 to 15 year olds from today (Saturday 19th February). Having become an official ‘NHS Covid Vaccination Centre’ in January, for those age 16 and above, Ruddington’s younger teenagers and 12 year-olds can now also enjoy the convenience of being inoculated closer to home at Evans Pharmacy on Charles Street. Pharmacist Emma Anderson reveals: “I have opened up appointments for 12-15 years this Saturday. Please phone 0115 9211086 to book. It is important that all under 18s wait three months between doses, and…

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COVID-19 Jabs Reach Ruddington!

Whilst it’s over a year since the first COVID-19 vaccinations started to be rolled out in England, village residents have been forced to travel further afield to get our jabs – until now! The good news is that the first ever vaccinations against the Coronavirus to be administered here in Ruddington were given to patients at Ruddington Medical Centre just before Christmas.  Better still, regular opportunities will begin this week at Evans Pharmacy – meaning most villagers won’t need to head off to larger vaccination centres or other pharmacies to receive…

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Now It’s Flu Jab Time

Throughout 2021 it’s hardly surprising that all the emphasis has been on getting us vaccinated against COVID-19. That initiative is continuing apace – with children over 12 the next in line to be offered protection against the Coronavirus, along with ‘booster’ jabs for all adults aged 50 plus. However, health professionals are warning that flu is also likely to be a big problem this winter, so now is the time for older and more vulnerable Ruddington residents to be thinking about that, too. According to modelling, the 2021 to 2022 influenza season in the…

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It’s Flu Jab Time Again!

Ruddington Medical Centre is advising its patients who need to be vaccinated against the influenza virus that you can book yourself in from this week. It warns: “Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild or unpleasant illness in most people. It can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition. Certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia and these people are advised to have a flu jab…

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Ruddington Tree Wardens Wanted

An appeal has been launched by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) for environmentally minded Ruddington residents to apply to become tree wardens – and ensure the trees in our village are protected and nurtured. Tree wardens are volunteers appointed by Parish Councils to champion local trees and woods, involve fellow residents in tree projects and protect local trees by reporting early signs of insect pests, disease and vandalism. The initiative follows RBC’s free tree scheme last year – which saw over 1,600 trees given to residents and Parish Councils to plant in…

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