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Grab your jab and help keep Nottingham communities safe

A fresh call has gone out for adults in Nottingham to get vaccinated – to help the city’s continued unlocking of Covid-19 restrictions.

Adults aged 30 and over (or people who will turn 30 before 1 July 2021) are currently eligible and Nottingham City Council is urging everyone to come forward when their turn arrives. Those aged between 40 and 49 no longer need an appointment – they can simply turn up at a vaccination centre to receive their jab.

Promising data was released by Public Health England recently which confirms that vaccines being used across the country are effective against the virus, including current variants of concern.

The more people who take up the offer of a vaccine, the greater the protection afforded to all local communities as Nottingham keeps a close eye on the Government’s proposed date of Monday 21 June when, potentially, all remaining social restrictions might be lifted.

Councillor David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said, “We desperately want to see our city continue to unlock from the Covid restrictions we’ve all lived with for more than a year now. The best way we can achieve this is to make sure we’re vaccinated against the virus.

“We understand that there may be valid reasons for people to be a little unsure or hesitant about having the jab, but anyone who declined to be vaccinated before hasn’t missed their opportunity. There is still the chance to book an appointment at one of the many sites around the city. The NHS currently has a good stock of the vaccine – plenty for everyone in our city who is eligible. The strongest tool at our disposal right now is the vaccine and I urge everyone eligible to take up that offer as soon as your turn comes around.

“Let’s all work together to keep each other safe and protected so that we can move forward out of this pandemic.”

The call comes after the Council carried out targeted testing at Henry Whipple Primary School in Bestwood, Ellis Guilford School in Basford, and nearby Whitemoor Academy.

This is a precautionary measure given linked cases of the B.1.617.2 variant first discovered in India. Mobile units will be on site at both Ellis Guilford and Whitemoor, while home-testing kits will also be made available for other family members.

For up to date information on who is currently eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine, please click here.

Anyone who wants to book a Covid vaccine when it is their turn, can do so through the NHS website, please click here

 

Category: 
Appeals, Campaigns and Opportunities
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, 2 June, 2021

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