Posted on Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Residents are being urged to get vaccinated, after a national rise in Covid-19 cases.
Covid case rates have also increased in Staffordshire – with the latest figures sitting above the regional average at 108.2 per 100,000 population. The rise in cases has been seen across the country, with latest figures incorporating those who tested positive after celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The rising infection rate in Staffordshire means it is even more important that those eligible get fully vaccinated as quickly as possible ahead of the summer holidays.
Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated Care, Paul Northcott, said:
“The recent rise in cases across the country is a stark reminder that Covid has not gone away, and we must remain vigilant.
Covid-19 vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and others and reduce the risk of spreading infection to those more vulnerable, such as the elderly and those with health conditions.
With summer approaching and people keen to spend time with loved ones and go abroad, it is even more important that those eligible get vaccinated as quickly as possible. We want people to have an enjoyable and safe summer.”
Anybody still in need of a first, second or booster vaccine can book an appointment or attend a walk-in clinic.
Anybody aged 5 and over is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine and anybody aged 16 and over is eligible for the booster jab. A spring booster dose is also available to people aged 75 years old and over and those aged 12 and over with weakened immune systems.
People can find details of walk-in clinics at: www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab
More information on the vaccine can be found at: www.nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine.