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People who are aged 60-64 can now book a Covid-19 vaccine online at one of the trust vaccination centres
Chief Medical Officer warns threat from Covid-19 in NI remains very real and urges continuation of strict social distancing and hand hygiene
Calls to bring forward package of support for the families of nurses who suffer death in service from Coronavirus, as already in place in GB
Food deliveries under COVID-19 Food Parcel Service for those medically shielding are to continue - helpline number is 0808 802 0020
Extra funding of £32,400 will enable Community Crisis Intervention Centre to continue its work for 3 extra months, till end of September
New Department of Health report says "any subsequent waves of the epidemic have the potential to be significantly worse than wave 1"
The HSCB's new Regional Scrutiny Committee can hear requests by consultants for drugs and treatments not yet approved in Northern Ireland
An ongoing review of hospital visiting policy, now under way within Department of Health, is a welcome step, says DUP's Gary Middleton MLA
Major £300 investment will create a Digital Care Record for everyone, vastly reducing dependence on paper records within 10 years
1.5m respirator masks arrive in Belfast as first consignment of a major PPE order from China - total order is for 63m masks
New carers card will allow carers access to priority shopping hours at supermarkets - cards available from local health trust

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A man has died following crash on Glenhead Road outside Limavady after 4pm - he was riding a blue Kawasaki motorcycle and died at the scene
With 22% of NI children living in poverty, SDLP's Angela Dobbins welcomes calls to finally establish a Child Poverty Task Force
School Milk scheme will continue for at least 2 years - 200,000 pupils in 800 schools drink 1m litres of subsidised milk each year in NI
Council launches survey of older people to ask how it can promote age friendliness and improve their quality of life
Santa opened two new state of the art classrooms at Culmore PS as the school gears up to accept digital applications from January 7