Covid-19 vaccination rollout reaches significant milestone
|Latest figures from the NHS show 100,600 people across Haringey have now had their first dose of the vaccine, and 40,220 people have now had both doses. |
With the vaccination programme continuing to be rolled out at pace, the NHS is on track to offer all UK adults their first jab by the end of July.
The research reports that four weeks after having a single dose of either vaccine, your risk of becoming ill with Covid-19 is around 60% lower, while a single dose of either vaccine reduces your chances of being hospitalised with Covid-19 by 80%.
If you do catch Covid-19 more than three weeks after being vaccinated, the vaccine cuts your chance of passing the virus on to people you live with by up to 50%.
In Haringey, the vaccine programme is being administered by the Federation of GPs in partnership with the NHS, NCL CCG and supported by Haringey Council.
Everyone aged 40 years old and over is currently being invited to book their Covid-19 vaccine appointment.
Dr Will Maimaris, director of public health at Haringey Council said: “We are delighted to reach this significant milestone in the delivery of our vaccine programme in Haringey. It is really important that, as the economy opens up, and we look forward to getting back to a more normal life, everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated, does so.
“We know that coronavirus has affected many people in the borough, with residents in our Black and minority ethnic communities having been more severely impacted. This is why we will continue our efforts to reach all groups to achieve equity of vaccine take-up right across Haringey.”
If you are eligible for the vaccine but have not yet been invited by the NHS to take it, please book your appointment by visiting Book a coronavirus vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk) or calling 119 for free.