A CHIEF Nurse has reassured people that the Bradford District, in particularly Shipley, has enough vaccination hubs.

On Wednesday, Shipley MP Philip Davies felt more vaccination hubs were needed across the constituency to ensure people are not forced to travel to Bradford to get their booster.

Mr Davies said Government needed to act if it wanted to ensure a bigger take up of the booster programme.

However, Karen Dawber, Senior Responsible Officer for the vaccination programme in Bradford district and Craven, disagrees with that claim.

She said: "We want to reassure people that we have a number of locations in Shipley and across Bradford district and Craven providing booster vaccinations.

"We can confirm that people registered with a GP practice in the Shipley area should be offered an appointment for their booster vaccination at Shipley Health Centre.

"If people prefer an alternative location, we can confirm there are sites available which means people do not need to travel to Bradford. All our sites can be seen on the National Booking Service or our website.

"We want to say thank you to all those who are getting themselves protected against Covid as every vaccination does help reduce the pressure being experienced by your local health and care services."

Ms Dawber added: "We want to take this opportunity to remind people that it’s not too late to get vaccinated.

"For those who have not had their first or second dose of the vaccine there are lots of walk-in clinics across Bradford district and Craven. To see one near where you live or work please visit www.bit.ly/VaccineWalkInClinic

"Finally, we are really encouraging women who are pregnant to get vaccinated.

"Sadly, we have seen lots of cases locally, regionally and nationally of really unwell unvaccinated pregnant women in intensive care.

"This poses a significant risk to your health and that of your baby.

"It’s also important that you take up the offer of the flu jab too."