Have you had your COVID-19 Vaccination yet?
You can easily book an appointment online using the NHS National Booking Service or find a local walk in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for the COVID-19 vaccine if you work in social care by visiting www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/
You will need to be registered with a GP in order to make your appointment and having your NHS number to hand when booking will make the booking quicker, if using the NHS National Booking Service.
You need to have 2 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the second dose will be between 8 weeks after getting your first dose and you will book both appointments at the same time.
If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you should wait 4 weeks from the date you had the test before you book your vaccination.
COVID-19 Vaccine protects you, your family and the service users you care for
It is extremely important to protect yourself, your family and the service users you care for by making sure you are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Not only does the vaccine stop serious illness, early evidence is now coming out from Israel which shows the vaccine also reduce transmission, meaning the more people who are vaccinated, the slower COVID-19 will spread and the quicker we should come out of the pandemic.
Debunking COVID Myths
We know that there is a lot of false information being spread about COVID-19 and about the coronavirus vaccine.
The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) has written a fantastic article debunking all of the Covid-19 myths. If you have any concerns about the vaccine then this article is definitely worth reading.