JUST A WEEK LEFT TO BOOK YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION

PrintThere’s just over a week left to book your COVID-19 jab as part of the NHS’ Spring campaign. 

This year’s spring campaign launched in April, and over the past 8 weeks more than 173,000 people have come forward to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Those eligible for this year’s spring campaign, which runs until 30th June, are:

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  • people aged 75 years and over
  • residents of care homes for older adults
  • adults and children aged six months and over who have a weakened immune system

A weakened immune system includes:

  • those living with HIV
  • organ, bone marrow or stem cell transplant patients
  • those undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy
  • those with genetic disorders that affect the immune system
  • those taking medication which will affect their immune system

Dr Matt Nisbet, GP and Clinical Lead for the NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, said:

“We want to say a massive thank you to all those who have come forward to have their vaccination.

“I also want to say thank you to all the teams and volunteers involved to help deliver the programme – we could not do this without your hard work.

“Having the vaccination can help prevent you from developing serious illness should you get COVID-19.

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“If you are eligible for the vaccination but haven’t had a chance to receive it then there is still time.”

Many people will have been invited directly via their GP practice. But if you are eligible, you don’t need to wait to be invited and can book via the National Booking System, by calling 119, or via the NHS App, until 30th June.

If you’re not sure if you have a condition that means you’re eligible for the vaccination, or you need help with booking an appointment, then the NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight COVID Vaccination Helpline team will be able to help via 0300 561 0018.

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Mad island
Mad island
25 days ago

, oh, your being serious

Peter Purve
Peter Purve
Reply to  Mad island
24 days ago

COVID-19 vaccines have saved 20 million lives around the world according to actual scientists (who don’t talk crap on youtube). We should all be very grateful for these life-saving vaccines. Don’t listen to the uneducated, knuckle-dragging conspiracy nuts.

Michael
Michael
Reply to  Peter Purve
23 days ago

What a goon!

Liz
Liz
Reply to  Peter Purve
23 days ago

Your the nùtty one being brainwashed by media and a lying government

ISlander
ISlander
Reply to  Liz
23 days ago

Says someone so thick that they don’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re”.

Maybe, if you had paid more attention in school, you wouldn’t be so gullible and fall for obviously conspiracy theories.

Dr Gates
Dr Gates
25 days ago

Have these buffoons not read about the DAMAGE caused by these Vaccines?
Obviously not!

Zippy
Zippy
Reply to  Dr Gates
25 days ago

Get a complete picture, read about the probability of outcomes with and without a vaccine.

Lee Wild
Lee Wild
Reply to  Dr Gates
24 days ago

Oh they have and many are aware but still administer it “as its their job”

James
James
Reply to  Lee Wild
24 days ago

Nuremberg all over again

Corrupted system
Corrupted system
25 days ago

How come this is still legal? Some countries already ban this (none vaccine) therapy!

Trev
Trev
Reply to  Corrupted system
25 days ago

The Elite are de-populating

King Kev
King Kev
Reply to  Trev
24 days ago

Leave the children alone your too old

Mike
Mike
25 days ago

Should be illegal, glad I only had one. Look at the issues and problems it’s causing, not just here, in all the other countries too. Biggest scam ever the vaccine.

J W
J W
25 days ago

I would never have another vaccine. Il take the risk which is safer as I do not want a haemorrhage

IoWill
IoWill
25 days ago

Quick, get your tenth booster death jab before it’s too late!

Bluto
Bluto
Reply to  IoWill
25 days ago

How times have changed.

I remember when the jabs were first administered the Echo seemed to remove any posts’dissing’ such negative comments.

So perhaps a wake up call when our leaders tell us something is ‘good for us’ like the jab or mass enrichment, that they can be wrong.

Hence freedom of speech and opinions from all should be respected.

Best vote Reform to ensure that diminishing right remains.

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  Bluto
25 days ago

Ha ha ha. Well done Bluto for once again creating a link to Reform where before there was none.

IoWill
IoWill
Reply to  Bluto
25 days ago

The only good thing about voting for Farage’s latest vanity project is that they will destroy the Tories. I agree about freedom of speech of course but Reform is not the answer to that let alone its pie-in-the-sky economics that have been blown out of the water – ironically! 😉

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
Reply to  IoWill
24 days ago

Wait until siht labour get in and you wished you had’nt voted for them..

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Bluto
25 days ago

Thank God the Echo now have seen the real news.
It’s out there for people to see.
AstraZeneca pulled all of their dangerous vaccines off the market!

Mary
Mary
Reply to  Bluto
24 days ago

It’s now been shown billions of times over that the Covid jab overwhelmingly saved lives, and most accept that and are grateful. Therefore no need to bother much about those few who are afraid of health technology. Its the fate of all cures to be attacked by conspiracy theorists.

Michael
Michael
Reply to  Mary
24 days ago

Do you work for a pharmaceutical company!?

Jack
Jack
Reply to  Michael
23 days ago

Might be Bill’s sister

Jim
Jim
Reply to  Mary
24 days ago

Keep dreaming, and don’t forget to roll your sleeve up for no.6
Lol

Terryd
Terryd
Reply to  Mary
24 days ago

Please wake up Mary it’s just lining someone’s pockets and frightening many people into being Sheep .

Liz
Liz
Reply to  Mary
24 days ago

Baaaaaaahh

Catherine Johnson
Catherine Johnson
Reply to  Mary
24 days ago

Be honest, if the same scenario happened again tomorrow, and you were told there was a new variant, would you be queuing up to get jabbed?

I know some people would, but most of us I think are highly sceptical now.

If you remember, there were other variants publicised after the original covid (one being called ‘the real deal’ in the media) but people didn’t fall for it.

I had all three jabs back then, but would I again now? No.

I honestly think there was a form of mass hysteria at the time, fuelled by the governments, pharma and the media.

It’s easy to call it a conspiracy theory etc, but to do it all again would seem like the height of stupidity given all we’ve learnt since.

Peter Purves
Peter Purves
Reply to  Catherine Johnson
24 days ago

Sorry Catherine but 7 million deaths due to COVID-19 is not hysteria. Thankfully, the vaccines saved over 20 million lives. Stop talking out of your anus. You people are worse than Holocaust deniers.

John
John
Reply to  Catherine Johnson
23 days ago

I never queued up the first time.

Always remember our Government NEVER gives anyone anything
for nothing!
If they charged people from the start, I might have trusted them
when they said it was free. I knew it was dodgy.

Cambridge don
Cambridge don
Reply to  Bluto
24 days ago

Many journalists swung at the Nuremburg trials alongside doctors.

James
James
Reply to  Cambridge don
24 days ago

I pray for Nuremberg 2

Ben
Ben
25 days ago

So it’s not a problem to book to get this done but book to see your doctor or dentist and you have to wait months

Despondant
Despondant
Reply to  Ben
24 days ago

That’s because they get paid for every jab administered same as the flu jab and the rest !

noname
noname
25 days ago

watch Dr John Campbell on you tube if you still think its a good idea to take the vaccine

Peter Purve
Peter Purve
Reply to  noname
25 days ago

Better still read the Wikipedia entry for Dr John Campbell, which documents all of the lies and misinformation spread by this half-wit, attention-seeking crank. He found that peddling conspiracies to morons gets far more paid views than speaking the truth. He should be shut down.

Lee Wild
Lee Wild
Reply to  Peter Purve
24 days ago

At first, John was advising to wear a mask and get jabbed, as did he and he continued to update his channel using official government websites from around the world. The figures revealed, were rather alarming, then adverse reports started and escalated as he continued to update us from official websites.
You can watch John’s stuff from the beginning of the “Pandemic” and see it for yourself and understand how he slowly turned against the jab.

Cambridge don
Cambridge don
Reply to  Lee Wild
24 days ago

Having succeeded possibly in leading millions through the gate to receive their gene-editing jabs while conveniently operating as a safety valve,plausible deniability asset to cover the tracks.

My R's
My R's
Reply to  Peter Purve
24 days ago

Telling someone to read a Wokipedia entry, is like citing the Grauniad as a reliable non-partisan source.

Cambridge don
Cambridge don
Reply to  Peter Purve
24 days ago

Never trusted him.His tedious parsing of stats was never designed to be understood except by fellow blinkered,nerdy academics of his ilk.I like the comments on his channel (Pottengers Human especially) but when arch disinformation activists such as Russell Brand join Campbell on the show the subtle aroma of Rattus Norvegicus assails the nostrils.

Tom
Tom
Reply to  noname
25 days ago

and Andrew Bridgen and Sir Christopher Chope, 2 honest Tory MPs
who are aware of the damage done to people.

Peter Purve
Peter Purve
Reply to  Tom
24 days ago

“Honest Tory MP” = oxymoron

Zippy
Zippy
Reply to  noname
25 days ago

There are loads of professional people with excellent opinions on You Tube, first place I go for medical information.

John
John
Reply to  Zippy
24 days ago

Dr Suneel Dhand, a great Doctor

Cambridge don
Cambridge don
Reply to  John
23 days ago

Dr Sam Bailey from NZ is worthy of perusal on Odysee and YT.

Peter Purves
Peter Purves
Reply to  Cambridge don
23 days ago

She was great on the X Factor. Odd walk though.

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
25 days ago

I don’t get what the fuss here is all about. It isn’t compulsory. If you don’t want it, don’t have it.

John
John
Reply to  Qwerty King
25 days ago

True but the W.H.O are trying to make it compulsory
If Labour gets in, war crim Blair will be on the Vacc Case.
He said people were idiots who didn’t take them,
He must be an idiot then. I bet he didn’t take one!

Robert Allen
Robert Allen
25 days ago

This is misinformation, it is not a vaccine, it is akin to taking a paracetamol when you have a headache. It will not cure it merely aleviate the symptoms (allegedly). A vaccine is a shot that gives you lifelong immunity, well it always used to be until the powers that be changed the dictionary definition.

Peter Purve
Peter Purve
Reply to  Robert Allen
25 days ago

It is a vaccine. Vaccines cannot give lifelong immunity to highly mutable viruses, such as rhinoviruses, influenzaviruses and coronaviruses because their key epitopes for immune recognition change rapidly. However, some viral epitopes are more stable, which is why you haven’t died from smallpox.

AlB
AlB
25 days ago

I suggest all you bonkers folk read fullfact.org about John Campbell’s misleading article. It is SO easy to believe in disinformation. That’s what people like Trump and Farage thrive on. They want you to follow them blindly and spew out the same half-truths to others who prefer to follow rather than than independently. You all have good brains – please use them to research the actual facts

I,v,y s,e,a,r,l,e
I,v,y s,e,a,r,l,e
Reply to  AlB
25 days ago

Spew? So in your blinkered eyes, to DARE tell the most obvious truth that allowing in a NEVER ending supply of illegals is costing US all a fortune and adding to crime, housing, hospital and dental waiting times is ‘spewing’ a half truth then YOU pay for a home to be built on OUR endangered diminished countryside, YOU pay for their health care and costly, oft one to one education as many don’t speak English, YOU fund all their children, all their food, clothes heating. Then pay for a pension for them all, then pay towards the increase in sewage, landfill, water and energy they use.

But you won’t, just expect others to do so, so you can have your car washed, or elderly parents spoon fed to save you doing either yourself.

Zippy
Zippy
25 days ago

Crazy comments on here! Yes there are some side-effects, they are well documented and out there for all to investigate so they can make an informed decision. There is also lots of information regarding how much better your outcome is with a vaccine, specifically if you have an underlying health condition. Just do some research, make your own decision and try not to listen to the crack-pots!

Michael
Michael
Reply to  Zippy
24 days ago

Hardly ‘crack-pots’, we’re the sensible ones! Lots have regretted it.

Zippy
Zippy
Reply to  Michael
24 days ago

There are articles out there, but I do not know a single person who has regretted taking the vaccine, I also don’t know anyone who has suffered with bad side effects. Just because there are a small proportion of people who have suffered after taking the vaccine does not mean that, overall, the vaccine is not working. I have personally decided not to have any further vaccines but that is because I’m not in a high risk group, not because I think the vaccines are inherently bad.

Michael
Michael
24 days ago

Seriously!? How much of that crap can one person have! Gullible nation.

Boris
Boris
24 days ago

2 weeks to flatten the curve
Lol

John
John
24 days ago

Myocarditis and white blood clots etc etc to name a few issues

Zippy
Zippy
Reply to  John
24 days ago

What proportion of people who have had the vaccine have suffered with myocarditis and blood clots?

John
John
Reply to  Zippy
23 days ago

Millions, they are withholding the truth.

Peter Purves
Peter Purves
Reply to  John
23 days ago

Ha ha ha. And there we have it in a nutshell. The perfect conspiracy theory is the one with absolutely no evidence to support it because “they are withholding the truth”. You can make up any old shite and blame it on them. Thankfully, the COVID conspiracy bullshit is now passing into oblivion and there are only a few recalcitrant blow-hards left spouting this nonsense, mainly on this island of retards. Best find yourself a new conspiracy to bore people with. Maybe revisit conspiracy theories about aliens, cloud seeding, climate change, etc. Anything to make you feel important while the rest of us laugh at your idiocy. Cheerio nutjobs.

Terryd
Terryd
24 days ago

This anomaly is still going on then ,what a load of old twaddle that is putting money into someone’s pockets .
I d not no of ne person who has died of this COVID scam I have seen no lines of hearses going up the roads and it’s time it was put to rest and stop scaring people and giving them orders and making some people live in fear instead of just living in hope .

Zippy
Zippy
Reply to  Terryd
24 days ago

No one is being forced to take anything and I don’t see any scary language in this article, it’s just an individuals choice.

John
John
Reply to  Terryd
23 days ago

People were denied life saving treatment when this sh*t started.

By not letting families visit loved ones in Hospitals
no one saw what was going on.

Johnny walker
Johnny walker
24 days ago

This scam is only talked about when there is no news. Hopefully the brainless are awake to this by now.

James
James
Reply to  Johnny walker
23 days ago

Believe me there are so many Brainless fools who still believe this
B@llocks

Liz
Liz
24 days ago

Nice very old picture lol
I never allowed any brainwashing last time…aint no different now they want too make some more cash! I reserched via REAL SCIENTISTS online info.hense im pureblood, never caught it and am a vunerable
Who knew right!

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
24 days ago

Really is anyone still buying this crap??

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
24 days ago

Funny how a family member has started to have siezures since this crap came out..

 

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