People in Lichfield and Burntwood who have not been vaccinated are being urged to take up their coronavirus jabs.

A vial of the COVID-19 vaccine. Picture: DoD/Lisa Ferdinando

Staffordshire County Council said the number of cases were continuing to rise.

Dr Richard Harling, the council’s director for health and care, said vaccination will remain a key weapon in the battle against Covid-19.

“I cannot stress enough how important vaccination is to the efforts to contain the spread of this virus, so I’d like to thank everyone in Staffordshire who has done the right thing and been vaccinated.

“Covid-19 vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and others because they reduce the risk of you getting or spreading the virus.

“As cases continue to rise in Staffordshire and around the country, it’s more important than ever that everyone continues to take personal responsibility and does everything they can to reduce the spread of the virus.

“Continue following the guidance, wear a face covering on public transport or in crowded places, take regular Covid tests, and get both doses of the vaccine as soon as you can.”

Dr Richard Harling, Staffordshire County Council

Everyone aged 18 and over in Staffordshire can book a vaccine via the NHS national booking system or by calling 119.

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7 Comments

  1. I have a friend who has a very deep fear and phobia of needles. But when the time came he willingly went and got his first vaccination. He works within the community a lot so he knew he had to do it for the safety of those people he meets, his friends and his loved ones. He has little ones so he put his fear to one side and did the right thing.

  2. It’s worth remembering that just getting one jab isn’t enough. Getting a second dose is critical for full protection

  3. Not a prayer. There is no way you are injecting me or my family with an experimental genetic therapy that is not even a vaccine.

  4. Ooh, Wat Tyler, what a rebel.

    Nah, you’re talking rubbish mate. I hope you enjoy COVID-19 more than I did, sir.

  5. It’s a bit odd that the efficacy of the vaccines are still in question after all the data that is now available. You would expect most vaccines to give long term protection and prevent re infection. Needing booster jabs after so short a period should not be necessary.
    It is not totally impossible that vaccines can have side effects; most medicines do. So do the viruses and sometimes with long term consequences. The clear evidence is that having the vaccine is very safe and offers the most protection for individuals and the community.
    As for changing DNA function then that is possible as other viruses can do this. The Epstein Barr virus can do this with susceptible individuals and have serious, life long consequences. No vaccine for this virus has been found in spite of extensive research.
    It is fair to say that had we not had the vaccine protection from other infections throughout life then the population would be significantly less.

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