Posted on Friday 27th August 2021
People in Burton are being encouraged to book a vaccine at their nearest Covid-19 vaccination centre over the Bank Holiday weekend.
People in the 18-24 age range, plus those aged 16 and 17 are especially being asked to get their jabs, as vaccination levels in Burton are relatively low in these age groups.
People can find where their nearest walk-in centre is by visiting the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine.
A ‘grab a jab’ clinic held in the town earlier this week saw nearly 400 people get their vaccine, 250 of which were 16- and 17-year olds.
So far, more than 70% of people in the county have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and it is now easier and more convenient than every to get a jab.
Dr Richard Harling, Director for Health and Care at Staffordshire County Council said:
“The Bank Holiday weekend is the perfect opportunity for people to get their Covid-19 vaccine if they haven’t already, and make sure they are protected particularly as schools go back next week.
“I would particularly urge people aged 16 and 17 to get their jabs, whether that’s booking them online or via one of the many walk-in centres that are open around the county.
“The recent ‘grab a jab’ event had a fantastic turn out, with around 250 16- and 17-year olds getting their first dose of the vaccine. I want to thank everyone who took the time to turn up and get their jab.”
“Vaccination really is the best way for us to maintain the freedoms we’ve gained, along with taking sensible precautions like wearing a face covering in crowded areas. We still need to be cautious as we are still living with this virus, and must continue to do everything we can to keep levels low and stop the spread.”