Having the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way of developing immunity from the virus.
Students and young people have had a really tough time during the pandemic with all the disruption to their school and tertiary education so it’s vital that nothing stops normal life from resuming.
SAY YES! TO YOUR COVID VACCINE.
If you receive an invitation to attend a vaccination appointment, please do act on it as soon as possible so that you can join the millions of people around the world who are helping to protect themselves and others.
As many people as possible need to get themselves vaccinated to reduce the chances of the virus circulating and mutating. Virus mutations present a potentially huge problem to us all and could put us back into further lockdowns.
Take-up of the vaccine in England has been exceptionally strong; five out of six people in the first nine priority groups have already chosen to take up the offer and this has contributed to the dramatic falls in infections, hospitalisations and deaths from the virus that we’re now seeing.
There’s lots of choice in terms of where you have the vaccine (including visiting your GP practice, local pharmacy or large vaccination centre) – it’s really convenient.
Say YES! to your COVID vaccine and the staff and volunteers will ensure you get the support you need. The sooner we are all protected from this virus, the faster we can get back to normality.
Please don’t be frightened of receiving the vaccination. There is nothing to it and it only takes a few minutes. Before you have it, a trained clinician will talk you through what will happen, will ask you some very basic questions about your health, and will answer any questions you have.
You can also find a comprehensive list of FAQs on our local website: https://sneevaccine.org.uk/ and further information on the government coronavirus website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus Beware of all the misinformation circulating on social media. You should only trust the information provided by reputable sources who are in a position to know the facts.
The NHS will contact you when it is time for your vaccine; please don’t contact the NHS to ask when you will receive it. It’s important you attend your booked appointment at exactly the time you’re asked to. Make sure you come back for your second dose as this helps to give you immunity for longer.
Even when you’ve had your vaccine, please continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives.
REMEMBER – HANDS, FACE, SPACE & FRESH AIR.