Changes to Covid vaccination appointments in Harrogate and Ripon as heavy snow forecast

All Covid-19 vaccination appointments in Harrogate or Ripon set to take place tomorrow morning, Tuesday, are being rescheduled, the North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has said.

Monday, 1st February 2021, 4:31 pm
Updated Monday, 1st February 2021, 4:32 pm

The appointments are being rescheduled in the 'interests of patient safety' as heavy forecast is due to fall tomorrow morning, which could cause travel disruption.

The change will affect anyone with a vaccine appointment at the Yorkshire Event Centre at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, and at Ripon Racecourse, between 8am and 12.45pm tomorrow (Tuesday, February 2).

Vaccination appointments due to take place in Harrogate and Ripon tomorrow are being rescheduled as heavy snow is forecast.
Vaccination appointments due to take place in Harrogate and Ripon tomorrow are being rescheduled as heavy snow is forecast.

GP practices in the Harrogate district are currently in the process of contacting all affected patients directly and will be booking them in to the next available clinics.

Appointments currently scheduled for tomorrow afternoon will go ahead as planned.

The vaccination centre at Ripon Racecourse has been set up in the last week, after Ripon councillors issued an "urgent" call for a centre to be set up in the city, warning over 80-year-olds were struggling to reach appointments at the nearest sites in Harrogate or York.

The NHS last week confirmed more than 100,000 coronavirus vaccine doses have now been given out in North Yorkshire and York.

Snow is forecast to fall across the Harrogate district from 4am on Tuesday until 12pm and a yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place.