ISLANDERS OVER 50 TO BE OFFERED COVID BOOSTER JAB IN NATIONAL ROLLOUT

Islanders aged over 50 will be offered a coronavirus booster jab as part of a 30-million-dose national rollout, it has been confirmed.

The booster vaccine is part of the Government’s plans to help control the spread of the virus through the winter period and most adults will be offered the booster in the coming months.

Islanders aged over 50 will be offered either a Pfizer or Moderna booster jab as part of the programme which is set to begin next week. People will be offered a booster 6 months after their second dose, meaning the majority of the third jabs will take place in late Autumn.

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The boosters will follow the same priorities as the initial jabs, with those working in care homes and care home residents, the over 80’s, and NHS workers first to receive the offer of a third vaccine.

Details of where these boosters will be available on the Island are yet to be revealed.

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fred
fred
2 months ago

I will get my booster to protect my friends and elderly parents. Help protect the shop workers and bus drivers.

CDC just released a study of 600,000 covid patents.

The un-vaccinated are four and a half times more lightly to catch covid.
The un-vaccinated are 10 times more likely to be hospitalised
The un-vaccinated are 11 times more likely to DIE from covid

The vaccine works, we have a collective responsibility as a society to protect all. The vaccine does this.

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Reply to  fred
2 months ago

I agree, it’s the idiots and brainwashed who annoy me, oh it’s dangerous, just bloody have the vaccine. I say bring in “Jab or Job” for everyone.

Confused
Confused
Reply to  fred
2 months ago

There’s a lot of people unable to have the jabs, How are they supposed to keep themselves safe? Never go out? What if they live alone & have no one to get their shopping? Not hearing any advice about how all those people are supposed to keep safe. I watch someone who does ASMR videos, she had covid about 10 months ago and only knew she had it cos of having a test, had no symptoms, then a few months ago, she had one of the vaccines, I didn’t know why when she’d had the virus, so surely she had natural immunity so why the need for vaccine? Now a couple months or so later, she’s been very ill with the delta variant. So whats going on?

fred
fred
Reply to  Confused
2 months ago

The way to protect the small minority who can not have the vaccine is for the people who can have the vaccine to have it. Having the vaccine is the safe way to get natural immunity. More over the vaccine can be modified to cope with new variants, just like the flu jab.

Confused
Confused
Reply to  fred
2 months ago

But apparently vaccinated people can still spread it & pass it on, and may be more cavalier about social distance or mask wearing because they’ve been vaccinated themselves. I would like to know how people who can’t be vaccinated can protect themselves? They can’t control other peoples reckless behaviour but will still have to get outside & go into shops to buy their shopping and have bus journeys to and fro, so how do they protect themselves?

Joe Blogs
Joe Blogs
2 months ago

We shall both be getting our jabs ASAP as we believe it is our duty to protect others.

Ting tong from tooting
Ting tong from tooting
Reply to  Joe Blogs
2 months ago

Are you and Fred both getting your jabs together then ? How sweet x

Timothy
Timothy
2 months ago

I know somebody seriously sick at the hospital with Covid right now. She said that nearly all the cases there are people that have also been double jabbed. The nurses apparently seem super stressed and baffled by the whole situation. I would love to hear a current nurses take on the situation if there is one reading this that can back up or refute this claim.

fred
fred
Reply to  Timothy
2 months ago

I refuter this claim. The hospital has reported that 54% of cases on the island have not had the vaccine. That is less than 20% of the islands population contributing to more than half of the cases. It’s clear to me the vaccine works. The numbers don’t lie.

 

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