LOCAL doctors are urging people to get their Covid booster jab if they’re invited to do so by the NHS -r their second jab if they haven’t already had one.
The call comes as infection rates rise across the county.
Dr. Ian Tait, chair of Herefordshire and Worcestershire clinical commissioning group and a local GP said: “Booster jabs offer people who have had both of their initial vaccinations further protection against COVID-19 by topping up their body’s resistance to the virus. I would encourage anyone who is eligible to take up the offer this winter.
“We must not be complacent about the current phase of the Covid-19 Pandemic and as we may also see higher levels of the flu virus circulating this winter, it’s more important than ever to take up the offer of more protection
“If you haven’t yet had both initial doses of Covid-19 vaccine, I would encourage you to do so; it is not too late to book an appointment.”
Matthew Hopkins, chief executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said: “As numbers of Covid-19 cases in our local community continue to rise, we are still seeing a number of patients who are not fully vaccinated being admitted to our hospitals with Covid19.”
Those aged 12 to 15 are still being contacted by their school but will also be eligible to receive their vaccine at a vaccination centre and letters will be going out to parents in the coming days with more information.
Appointments and walk-ins are still available for first and second doses of Covid-19 for anyone unvaccinated. For more information click here