CHANGED YOUR MIND? IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET A COVID-19 VACCINATION

Those on the Isle of Wight who have previously turned down the COVID-19 vaccine will be asked again, in case they have changed their mind.

On the Island, the latest figures show 93% of the over-65 population have received their first dose.

Not everyone, however, has decided to take up their opportunity, although managing director of the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, Alison Smith, has said there are very few people who have refused the jab.

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Speaking at a meeting of the Isle of Wight Council’s policy and scrutiny committee for health and social care, on Monday, Ms Smith confirmed the Island will have a system to contact everyone who has not had the vaccine, whether they fell through the cracks and were missed first time round or to see if they had changed their mind after they turned it down.

She said:

“We will suggest we have some people to ring the very few who have declined to give them another opportunity to pick up the vaccine.”

The scheme has not started yet but Ms Smith said she is sure it will be able to get those very few people who initially declined to say yes.

Previously, public health officials have been encouraging everyone eligible to have their vaccine as it not only protects themselves but those around them.

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So far on the Island, 57,880 doses of COVID vaccines have been given out as more cohorts become eligible.

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Mick
Mick
3 months ago

Why would people turn it down ?
makes me laugh

Rebel
Rebel
Reply to  Mick
3 months ago

You obviously follow blindly, know nothing about what is in your vaccine. How sad. If you trust governments you dont know history.

'Ad-enough!
'Ad-enough!
Reply to  Rebel
3 months ago

And you sound like a scared/paranoid twerp!

red squirrel
red squirrel
Reply to  Rebel
3 months ago

Dont go to close you might fall of your flat earth.

Tom
Tom
3 months ago

Fingers crossed I’ll get my second jab soon. If we all get the second jab before the holiday makers come over we should be good to go and earn some money. 🙂 I will spend a lot of time (when not at work) on the beach this year and supporting local cafes. My money is for our islands businesses. 🙂

MR M STEVENS
MR M STEVENS
Reply to  Tom
3 months ago

i hope all the holiday makers coming to our lovely island would have had the jab then if not the cases will go back up like thy did before

Rebel
Rebel
Reply to  MR M STEVENS
3 months ago

What part of, after the jab you can still get it and still pass it on, didnt you understand!?

red squirrel
red squirrel
Reply to  Rebel
3 months ago

Take it you are permanantly isolating then whilst the rest of the world get on with their lives you sad individual.

Bennymew
Bennymew
3 months ago

I know of a few over 65 who have not been contacted either by their GP or NHS .. so folk are slipping through the net. Interestingly 3 people are at the same Newport surgery.

Les
Les
3 months ago

57,800 jabs given!! That’s halar.its only 20,000odd in the uk! There a lot if sheep….but not that many lined up in pens.p leeeze

Red squirrel
Red squirrel
Reply to  Les
3 months ago

You been sniffing something covidiot.

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