Coronavirus: News from our partners – Get jabbed for your New Year resolution
News from our partners NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service
The vaccine programme in the county is counting on the support of local people to help protect frontline services by taking up the vaccine offer as soon as they can.
Health and care staff working in hospitals and in the community are at an increasing risk of catching COVID-19 every day, and this could have a devastating knock-on effect on services.
Anyone still waiting to have their first vaccination, second vaccination or Booster dose (third vaccination) is being urged to book a jab this month, to help slow the spread of the virus, to protect frontline staff from illness and having to isolate.
Steve Ellis, from the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, said:-
“New Year resolutions are normally about making positive changes; and getting vaccinated is something everyone can do to make a positive difference to all our lives.
“It isn’t just about protecting ourselves, it’s about protecting others. And ‘others’ means the people we love and those who are vulnerable to severe illness; but also the staff who keep our health and care services running every single day.
“This time of year is usually very busy anyway for our services and our staff are already working incredibly hard; but when people are unwell, and have to isolate, the pressure keeps on building.
“Across all our organisations in the county we have an increasing amount of staff having to self-isolate, and that cannot continue indefinitely without some services having to be reduced, or even suspended, as a result.”
“We also know that whilst the Omicron variant may prove milder for some people, we are seeing rising numbers of people being admitted to hospital who haven’t been vaccinated at all, or yet to have their booster (third vaccination).
“Getting fully vaccinated and boosting our ability to get through this together couldn’t be easier. There are plenty of places across the county where people can grab a jab.
“So this month, alongside your pledge to join a gym, please go and get a jab.”