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NHS - 16 - 25 year olds survey
NHS St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group are undertaking a survey to identify how local young adults and adolescents access and receive generic health services. This includes understanding your experience of using these services and if services met your specific needs as a young adult.
Please could you take share the below link with any 16-25 year olds you work with and ask them to take some time to complete the survey questions.
All information captured is confidential and will only be used to help the local NHS understand experiences of young adults accessing health services in St Helens. The results of the survey and any resulting recommendations and actions will be published on NHS St Helens CCG website.
If you need the survey in other formats please do not hesitate to contact Communications.firstname.lastname@example.org
Could you please complete the survey by Sunday 31 October 2021
*Update - COVID-19 vaccines for young adults and Children
Further to changes to Government guidance some children and young adults will be eligible to receive a covid vaccine.
Please do not contact your GP surgery but wait to be invited as per the process described below.
Young adults aged 16-17 years of age will receive their invitation to be vaccinated automatically as adults have.
For children aged 12 to 15 years of age, only a specific cohort of children with underlying health conditions will be eligible as follows:
• Severe neuro-disabilities
• Down’s syndrome
• Underlying conditions resulting in immunosuppression
• Profound and multiple learning disabilities
• Severe learning disabilities or who are on the learning disability register
In addition children aged 12 years and over who are household contacts of persons (adults or children) who are immunosuppressed will also be eligible.
NHS St Helens CCG is curently working with GP practices to identify eligible children and this cohort will be offered the vaccine by appointment only. We expect the vaccination programme to be rolled out to be by 23rd August 2021, so your GP practice will contact you by that week. Please do not be concerned if you are on holiday as there will be further opportunities for vaccinations. We will be providing updates on the roll out of this as it progresses
If you would like to find out more about the vaccine then please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-of-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-17-years-jcvi-statement/jvci-statement-on-covid-19-vaccination-of-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-17-years-15-july-2021
Commissioners are working with local providers to continue the delivery of services, taking all guidelines and local needs into consideration.
As you may appreciate, this means that there are potentially changes on a regular basis and so we would suggest that for the most up to date information on the individual service offers and how to access services then to refer to the following websites.