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‘It’s never too late to come forward for your vaccination,’ says Director of Public Health

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Eighty two per cent of people eligible for their spring booster have received theirs, according to the latest government figures.

Spring boosters are offered to all over 75s, people over the age of 12 who are immunosuppressed, and residents in care homes for older people.

As of last week, 82 per cent of those invited to come forward for the top-up jab, have done so.

UK Health Security Agency Chief Executive, Dr Jenny Harries, said:

“The spring booster offers additional protection to those most at risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

“Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent falling seriously ill, so these latest uptake figures are very encouraging.

“We know the virus is still circulating so I would urge anyone who is eligible to come forward for their booster if they have not already done so.”

Steve Brown, Devon’s Director of Public Health, said:

“Living with coronavirus in our communities is the new norm, and with it there is an onus on us all to do everything we can to protect ourselves from becoming seriously ill should we catch it.

“As the government announces new booster programmes, it’s important that those invited come forward.  However, it is never too late for anyone to come forward for their vaccination, if you have missed any.”

Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon
Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon