South Tyneside CCG News

NHS announce more vaccine drop-ins – as stats show two thirds of people in their 20s have had first dose

Tue 03rd August 2021

Almost two-thirds of South Tyneside residents in their twenties have had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, NHS leaders confirmed today, as they announced a range of new drop-in clinics for the jab.

More than 196,000 vaccines have now been provided to patients in South Tyneside, with 82% of adults in the borough having their first dose. Most younger adults became eligible for the jab after patients in priority groups, but already 65% of people aged 20-29 have had at least one jab.

Local GP Dr John Lloyd is part of the team coordinating the vaccine in South Tyneside. Dr Lloyd said: “We’re all hoping to enjoy more of the things we love doing, and the vaccine is the best way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

“From late September, people will need to be fully vaccinated to go to nightclubs – but you still need to protect yourself and stay safe whatever you enjoy doing. Younger people are less likely to end up in hospital with Covid, but around one in ten may go on to suffer with Long Covid, which can have a huge impact on your life.

“We have opened up a lot more drop-in clinics this week, so it really is quick and easy to get your jab and get on with your life. To find out more, visit getyourjab.uk or phone 119.

“Remember, this is not over – case rates are still high. The vaccine makes you much safer, but it’s still important to wear your mask and keep on social distancing.”

Full details of this week’s local Covid-19 vaccine clinics in South Tyneside are available by visiting www.getyourjab.uk or you can call 119.

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