ISLAND CARE HOMES BEGIN TO RECEIVE COVID BOOSTER JABS

Care homes on the Isle of Wight are beginning to roll out coronavirus booster jabs to staff and residents.

Just one of the Isle of Wight’s Care Homes, Orchard House, recently welcomed doctors from Newport Health Centre who arrived to administer the jabs.

General Manager, Kim Fleming, said:

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“I am so proud of my staff. As a home we feel that it is very important that we are all vaccinated in order to keep our residents as safe as we possibly can and to not put the NHS under unnecessary pressure.  We remain vigilant and do the very best we can for our residents, ourselves and our families.”

The booster jabs are said to help improve the protection that an individual gains from the first 2 doses of vaccine and are available for the people most at risk from coronavirus who are already fully vaccinated and who have been for at least 6 months.

This includes:

  • people aged 50 and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • carers aged 16 and over
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus o rheumatoid arthritis)
  • People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

You can find out more about booster doses on the NHS website here.

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isle of wighter
isle of wighter
2 months ago

two weeks to flatten the curve said johnson – here we are 18 months later with..you just need a third booster jab and all will be ok.

Ting tong from tooting
Ting tong from tooting
Reply to  isle of wighter
2 months ago

Leave Boris alone, he is not a fortune teller or Wizard. Compared to most country’s he is doing a good job.
He is not a scientist or a docter.
He just listens to there professional advice like any normal person would.
What makes people like yourself and David Ike think that they know better than the most intelligent people in the world (excluding China).
The only argument that you keep falling back on, is calling everybody sheep,who dare to disagree with you and the rest of your paranoid flock.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Ting tong from tooting
2 months ago

because their advice is flawed and they are not as knowledgeable as they make out

Firstly this whole talk about entry to places for only those vaccinated is drivel

The vaccine does not prevent you getting covid, does not prevent you transmitting it and it has been evidenced that viral loads are the same in vaccinated and unvaccinated – this means the talk of only allowing vaccinated into certain situations is flawed and pointless.

if the government were realistic in their messaging at the beginning and advised people on what we already knew, instead of spinning BS, then we would believe them

Mmmm
Mmmm
Reply to  Ting tong from tooting
2 months ago

Before the vaccines came along (thanks to University of Oxford and others), he was doing an awful job. Strange how it changed when he got his hands on a boat load of jabs.

Ting tong from tooting
Ting tong from tooting
Reply to  Mmmm
2 months ago

Well, I thought he was doing a reasonable job, especially for getting Brexit over the line. Sometimes you have to take a step backwards to take three steps forward, hence the driver shortages etc.
But you can already see some of the benefits, such as rising wages for the working classes.
The only people who don’t benefit, are the big business’s who relied on cheap foreign labour.
Ps I am a traditional labour voter.

Mmmm
Mmmm
Reply to  Ting tong from tooting
2 months ago

ttt, i was talking about the Covid pandemic which started with bad decisions around care home hospital discharges (which i haven’t forgotten about), and dithering over lockdowns which meant the Covid impacts were worse.

i dread to think what would have happened if we were reliant on Europe for jabs (instead of the other way around). he was just lucky

Timmy
Timmy
Reply to  Ting tong from tooting
2 months ago

You are probably the one who got the jab for a ‘holiday’ you still havent really explained why family members dont need a vaccine to enter a care home ? I agree hes not a wizard but with everything that went on in ths carehomes and we sometimes ran out of PPE why cant you have a think and explain……why does everyone in a carehome need a vaccine but family members do not require it? I’m not on about boris has done a bad job as it’s a pandemic and we all are in the unknown but can you just answer the question?

Ting tong from tooting
Ting tong from tooting
Reply to  Timmy
2 months ago

To be honest Tim, I don’t have any answers regarding the carehomes , because I don’t pretend to know.
Instead I listen to people like yourself whom have the knowledge and experience to inform and educate people like myself.
If you say something is wrong then I agree with you, as you know better than I do. My misses is a carer in the community and even she doesn’t know the answer’s.
With out wishing to sound patronising, you guys do an amazing job.

fred
fred
Reply to  isle of wighter
2 months ago

This is because they only know how to do one thing, get elected. The idiot went out and caught it and ended up in hospital. I can see why you find it hard to trust anything they say. All I can say, listen to the scientists.

Confused
Confused
Reply to  isle of wighter
2 months ago

I still can’t get past the fact that when the virus 1st started, we were told it was deadly & dangerous for all as no human immune system had any protection against it, but at same time Boris was saying don’t worry though because you might have it and not even know because you could have no symptoms. This was a total contradiction because the 2nd cancels out the 1st statement. Why can’t they put out information stating how many of those vaccinated suffered or did not as a result of the jabs? And how people who can’t have it anyway are supposed to protect themselves when having to go out to shop as you can’t control others behavior.

Timmy
Timmy
2 months ago

I work in the care sector…….so if your a family visitor you dont need to be vaccinated to see your love ones yet you can risk bringing it in the home to other double jabbed residents ….makes sense that does…..the goverment dont have a clue how long the vaccines last for and the words they use are ‘should ‘could’ & likely to reduce the risk of spreading…before the covid police start I’ve had both jabs

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Timmy
2 months ago

if the residents have had the jab, then by rights, they should be ok – according to all the government BS

It doesn’t matter if someone is jabbed or not, they can just as likely pass it on irrespective.

fred
fred
Reply to  Timmy
2 months ago

As for the family visitor, that is for the family to discus. Yes it may seem frustrating for you. For you, the jab will make it less likely for you to catch it from someone who is not being as careful as they should and pass it to someone who is being careful. And that’s the important bit! The government do have a clue. That is why they are rolling out the booster. As with other vaccines, we need boosters to deal with changes in the virus. Whilst there is a large infected pool of people we’ll see it change.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  fred
2 months ago

no, the vaccine does not make you less likely to catch it – it only reduces the likelyhood of severe symptoms and death – this means that an elderly resident who is double jabbed, is still just as likely to catch covid from a jabbed or unjabbed person, however, may, possibly be at lower risk of severe symptoms or death because of being double jabbed.

there is no need to jab anyone other than those who are deemed most likely to suffer severe symptoms and death from covid.

fred
fred
2 months ago

This is great. Vaccines of all types have kept me safe and allowed me to live a normal life. It’s not a magic bullet but it’s been shown so many times that even if you catch it, which is far less lightly, you will have a much easier time. Getting the vaccine is the big brain move. If you have issues with needles or worried the vaccine, chat to your doctors surgery. They will help and are far more trust worthy than the government.

Surfingwithsharks
Surfingwithsharks
2 months ago

You have to do a test and register it before visiting, obviously nobody on here visits elderly people, i did one last week..baa baa black sheep have you any brains, no sir we havent we all follow tails..

Onmywayout
Onmywayout
Reply to  Surfingwithsharks
1 month ago

Big words but he that gives it the big one falls first. What do you really think is going to happen.

Gary Toul
Gary Toul
2 months ago

I came here just for the woke islanders.

Surfingwithsharks
Surfingwithsharks
Reply to  Gary Toul
2 months ago

they swarm the masks and vax storys but from home, triple masked because its trendy to be a fool these days, or they have no kids, either way the fact that the Goverment used Psyops to scare the public and they admit it goes right over these horribly enlightened fools heads..

David Marshall
David Marshall
1 month ago

I had my boster jab on Wednesday 29th Sept and I am fine

 

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