Covid-19 Information Update Issue 24

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Vaccination updateThere’s a big push on getting people vaccinated as the summer approaches, to make sure as many people are protected as soon as possible. It’s easier than ever to get the vaccine, with more appointments available on the National Booking System, pop-up and walk-in clinics and super-sized ‘grab-a-jab’ sessions.

To keep up to date with the latest walk-ins Click Here For guaranteed appointments Click Here or ring 119.

Second doses for over 40sIt’s now easier to change your appointment on the National Booking Service and bring your second dose forward if you’re aged 40+. Anyone who had their first dose at least eight weeks ago, is encouraged to get their jab as soon as possible by logging on to the National Booking Service, where they’ll be able to see alternative appointments so they can re-schedule their second dose, or alternatively go to one of the walk-in sessions being held locally.

Rapid Testing1 in 3 people who catch Covid don’t display any symptoms, which means that the virus can be spread without realising it. Rapid testing is designed to detect COVID-19 in people without symptoms. You can order rapid Covid testing kits to use at home or collect them from a local site or a pharmacy taking part in the lateral flow test scheme. For more information Click Here

Anyone who thinks that they might have COVID symptoms must take a ‘PCR’ test, either by ordering one to be delivered to their home, or by attending one of the test centres in our area. They must then self-isolate while they wait for the results. This approach means that if the person does test positive, they can be supported to self-isolate if necessary. Test and Trace staff will also work with them to contact and advise friends, family members or colleagues who might have been infected. Click Here to book PCR test

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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