“It is vital as winter approaches that everyone now eligible for a Covid booster jab gets it as the previous two jabs wear off after about 6 months” says Michael Fabricant. “Covid is still a killer and not getting the third jab would now would mean you have wasted the effort in getting the first two vaccinations.
“It’s great that 1,552,387 people in the West and East Midlands have received a booster dose which will offer life-saving protection to them and their loved ones this winter.
“They are a part of the ten million people across the country who have already received a booster jab. I would urge anyone who is eligible and hasn’t yet come forward to get a booster jab as soon as possible, by booking online or at one of the local walk-in sites.
“I know this occasionally means travelling – I had to go to Tamworth for mine from Lichfield – but it’s worth it.”
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Commenting, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: “More than 10 million people across the UK now have the vital protection boosters provide, building our wall of defence and keeping people safe over the winter months. We know immunity begins to wane after six months, particularly for the elderly and at-risk groups, and booster jabs will ensure our most vulnerable are protected over the winter.
“It’s never been easier to get your top-up jabs now that those eligible can book in advance or visit hundreds of walk-in sites across the country.
“Please do not delay – get your vaccines as soon as you can to protect yourself and your loved ones this winter so we can keep the virus at bay.”