103,000 PEOPLE DOUBLE DOSED AGAINST COVID-19 WITH 47,000 BOOSTER JABS ALREADY GIVEN

More than 47,000 COVID booster vaccines have been dished out on the Isle of Wight.

In the 2 months since the booster campaign rolled out on the Island, 47,103 people have had a third jab to help protect them from coronavirus.

However, confusion has reigned on the Island with some people pointed to the mainland to get their vaccine while others were unable to book a slot. For others, they have been able to get appointments almost instantly.

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To address the problem, a booster bus is currently on the Island to provide extra capacity and will visit 3 towns over 4 days. It has the capacity to provide 1,750 doses in Freshwater (Friday), Sandown (Saturday) and Ventnor (Sunday).

Latest figures from NHS England show, up until 28th November, 92% of those aged between 75 and 79, 79% of those aged 80 and above and 77% of 70 to 74-year-olds have had their booster vaccines.

Overall, more than 262,000 Covid vaccinations have been given on the Island, with 111,576 first and 103,619 second jabs. That means around 75% of the Isle of Wight’s entire population is double vaccinated against COVID-19.

In the youngest age group to be eligible for a COVID vaccination, 2,751 12 to 15-year-olds have received their first jab.

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Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

So 25% of people have not even had 2 vaccinations yet. Well there is the reason for it spreading then, and of course they are the ones who are anti-vaxxers, and wimp out at the thought of trying to prevent it getting worse.

Plandemic
Plandemic
Reply to  Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

You do realise by having the jabs it doesn’t stop you getting and spreading it. It’s ignorant people such as yourself that have the jabs and think you are protecting others and can’t spread it because your vaccinated. The only harm posed by someone not being vaccinated is to the individual.

Ginger
Ginger
Reply to  Plandemic
1 month ago

It’s important to remember that being vaccinated lowers the likelihood of hospitalisation, therefore reducing the chance of taking a highly contagious virus into a setting filled with highly vulnerable individuals – figures on how many people contracted the virus in hospital are startling.

Also, as the vaccine reduces symptoms it also reduces the likelihood of developing a cough which spreads the virus far more efficiently.

Your statement of ‘the only harm posed is to the individual’ is invalid.

fred
fred
Reply to  Plandemic
1 month ago

Does not stop you spreading it but makes it highly unlikely. Like wearing a mask. It helps to get the R below 1 and when that happens it will go away. Over 60% of hospital cases with covid from the people who have not been vaccinated.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen
Reply to  Plandemic
1 month ago

You are wrong. Those that have been double vaccinated and have had a booster shot are far less likely to catch Covid at all, and if they do suffer fewer symptoms, and as a result are far less likely to spread the virus to others. It is |Luddites like you who are the problem. You and others like are likely to clog up our hospitals unnecessarily. Those not vaccinated who catch Covid should not be treated by the NHS so that those with heart disease or cancer can be treated.

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Reply to  Plandemic
1 month ago

Just have the vaccine, wear a mask and shut up.

Trueblue
Trueblue
Reply to  Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

Just obey your master, wear a face-nappie and keep getting your life-saving boosters!

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Reply to  Trueblue
1 month ago

It’s nappy moron, jeez u can’t even spell.

Trueblue
Trueblue
Reply to  Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

Agree, seriously bad spelling mistake, but I think you get my point, Mr Sheep person.

Pete
Pete
Reply to  Plandemic
1 month ago

It is not true that the only harm is to the individual. Un-vaccinated people are significantly more likely to require hospitalisation if they catch it. This means more expense on the tax payer and less availability of care to others that were more considerate.

Alan M
Alan M
Reply to  Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

How do you know they are anti-vaxxers? There are many people, around 10% of the adult population who have severe needle phobia. They are classed as vaccine-hesitant, but are not anti-vaxxers. If they come up with a different, non invasive delivery method, the majority of those will come forward.

Yafford
Yafford
1 month ago

This latest mutation of the virus is reported to be more catching, yet many say the effects are far more mild.

Thus the virus may mutate over time to be less harmful, and end up like the common cold, always with us, but rarely a threat.

Yet the Gov, the pharm companie and Gov led media wouldn’t want us to think that, as this can be played for a long while yet to move stock markets around the world, depending on what those in control ‘feed’ the eager hungry media.

Then ‘they’ place their certain bets on the markets going up, or down by huge amounts, making billions each time.

Akin to knowing the ‘lottery numbers’ pre the draw.

fred
fred
Reply to  Yafford
1 month ago

New variant is only mild for people who have been vaccinated! People who are unvaccinated and have not had covid still get it bad.

Island Stargazer
Island Stargazer
1 month ago

The jab is currently a suppressant not a vaccine in the same way as an ashma inhaler is a suppressant not a vaccine cure a true vaccine would be have a jab vaccinated without a booster & a very clever virus it is to evolve in such a way & one clever natural way for us to slow down for us to rethink things & our priorities in life, combine covid with climate change? fully jabbed & being cautious unlike those that are backwards & forwards to London & Europe putting everyone at risk? and good there is a bus there is a bus on the IOW to help ease the pressure on doctors surgery’s

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

Just given up after waiting nearly an hour in the queue for the booster jab and realising that I’d be standing out in the open in that cold car park for at least another 2-3 hours before having to strip off my top in full view of the waiting queue.

On my way back I heard a conversation which suggested that the previous visit by the bus had seen long queues all day.

The extra walk in service is appreciated and I accept that the lack of available people to do the vaccinations may be the reason why there was only a single jabber but that’s where my positive view ends.

At least it wasn’t raining I suppose.

SlipperyJim
SlipperyJim
Reply to  Mark
1 month ago

Guessing that wasn’t at the riverside center as I had mine done at 11.30 and it was a 5 min wait.

dunkin
dunkin
1 month ago

My mother in law is 87 years old and still has not had a booster jab. Tried to do it on the GOV sight and they told her to go to Portsmouth. I tried to ring the medical centre 2 weeks ago and was told I was 31st in the queue so I drove to the surgery and the next available appt was 11th Dec!

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  dunkin
1 month ago

Lol, do you and your mother-in-law get along ?
I never spoke to my mother-in-law for two years, as I did not want to interrupt her.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

Most getting infected with new variant are double jabbed – as stated elsewhere – no one has died of new variant anywhere in the world.

tin foil hat wearers getting more jabs – but still getting covid – if it was a vaccine then you wouldn’t get covid

Thisnthat
Thisnthat
Reply to  isle of wighter
1 month ago

Why do you have to be so rude to people? Name calling etc.. people are wary and afraid. They wang to do the right thing. Everyone has an opinion and a right to believe what they want but they shouldn’t criticise others either if it differs from their opinions. If we all didn’t get a vaccine we might be in a much worse situation this far in the game. Viruses mutate, fact. If we can weaken it by vaccination it’s better than doing nothing at all. Fact. Some people just think they’re being told what to do and don’t like it. Fact. At the detriment to others. Plonker. Fact!!

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Thisnthat
1 month ago

thisnthat – you do realise that you have undermined your own argument, by insulting me, after asking why am I apparently rude to people.

you aren’t weakening a virus with vaccinations – because there is no vaccination, if there was, then you would take it and you wouldn’t get covid – but you do – it is not a vaccine, it is a treatment designed to possibly prevent serious symptoms and death – do some research please.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

I will be looking forward to seeing the long term study data rolling in from the massive, live human trial of injections that have been taking place – it will be interesting to see what unexpected outcomes arrive -as I am sure they will a few years down the line.

no one can claim a jab is safe without long term safety data available – and there isn’t any yet.

Thisnthat
Thisnthat
Reply to  isle of wighter
1 month ago

So what wound you have done then? Got all the answers siting pretty at home!? Bet you shove ibuprofen and paracetamol down your neck Willy Nilly. There are complications to everything if you read the packet!! Any more bright ideas?

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Thisnthat
1 month ago

long term effects and safety data is avaliable on paracetamol etc..so you csn make a really informed choice…covid jabs have no advice for what could happen later on as it doesn’t exist yet.. your argument is flawed as the comparisons are not equal

 

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