Covid-19 Information Update Issue 23

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The vaccine programme in Hertfordshire and west Essex continues to make great progress, almost 74% of eligible adults (over 927,000) have had their first dose and more than 680,000 people have had their second – meaning 54% of the eligible adult population is fully vaccinated.

Cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant are  rising across the country, so it’s vital people continue to follow the latest Government advice to prevent the spread of the virus:-

Washing your  hands regularly, Using a face covering, Following social distancing, meeting people outside, opening windows letting in fresh air and having both doses of the vaccine when eligible.

Vaccination update

In a push to get as many adults protected as soon as possible, everyone aged 18+ is now eligible to book their vaccine.

The NHS is also urging people aged 40 and over to have their second vaccination eight weeks after the first dose, instead of 12 weeks.

The latest vaccination walk-in sessions have been published on the COVID-19 website. These sessions are open to those eligible for their first or second vaccine, with more Pfizer walk-in sessions opening up for under 40s.

Second Doses

Published research this week has found the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be 96% effective against hospitalisation after two doses, while the Oxford-AstraZeneca  is 92% effective, showing how important the second jab is at protecting people against the Delta variant.

In response to the call to bring second doses forward for the over 40s, people are being encouraged to re-arrange their appointment where possible, unless it’s already booked for within the next ten days. People due their second dose will either be contacted by the NHS or they can reschedule their appointment if they booked via the National Booking Service.

Where to report fly-posting & sightings of Anti Vaccination stickers / posters / graffiti

St AlbansOnline reporting via My St AlbansCall: 01727 866100
East HertsFly-posting | East Herts District CouncilCall: 01279 655261
WatfordReport a street cleansing or parks issue – Details of issue – My.Watford Portal (achieveservice.com)Call: 01923 226400

Resources

Needle Phobia – Watch a short video from a young resident and Click Here for resources at Anxiety UK

The Government has created a SHARE checklist to help and protect you from false information online.

You can find more information about the vaccination programme, including FAQs and resources for adults with learning disabilities and resources in different languages and formats Click Here

Keep on doing the basics: Wash hands regularly and thoroughly. Keep distanced from others. Wear a face-covering when required. Self-isolate when told to do so

If you or your family need financial or practical help and advice with the cost of food or fuel this winter, please get in touch with HertsHelp:  Click Here or email or call 0300 123 4044

For more information and guidance for Residents and Businesses during the pandemic please Click Here


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