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.
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.
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 Albans||Online reporting via My St Albans||Call: 01727 866100|
|East Herts||Fly-posting | East Herts District Council||Call: 01279 655261|
|Watford||Report a street cleansing or parks issue – Details of issue – My.Watford Portal (achieveservice.com)||Call: 01923 226400|
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