Young People Encouraged To Take The Jab
Aug, 25 2021
One thing we have learnt over the past 18 months is that no-one is immune from getting the dreaded virus. And so, Health and Social Secretary Sajid Javid has made a pledge that all 16 and 17 year olds in England will be offered a Covid-19 vaccine to give them vital protection before returning to their studies in the autumn.
Preston has been hit hard by the pandemic but if young people are prepared to play their part in helping normal life resume by getting their two jabs there is a better chance the city can bounce back and move towards a brighter future.
Lancashire County Councillor Jayne Rear, cabinet member for education and skills encourages all young people to comply with the system,
“By coming forward for vaccination, not only are you protecting yourself, but you will be playing a massive role in strengthening the wall of defence we are building to protect our communities from Covid-19. Many of you have waited patiently to be allowed to have your vaccine. Now is your chance - please accept the invitation and get vaccinated without delay”.
16 and 17 year olds will be able to visit the majority of Lancashire’s vaccination sites as a walk in appointment.
Research reveals that young adults are less at risk from Covid -19 but with the Delta variant in the air teenagers have been known to become seriously ill. A single dose of a Covid-19 vaccine will give young people a significant level of protection against hospitalisation. You are less likely to spread the virus by getting the jab enabling you and your friends to return to education without unnecessary disruption.
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People in Preston and Lancashire aged 16 and 17 are being strongly encouraged to have the Covid-19 vaccine in time for their return to education.
^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger