Bassetlaw health boss and GP issues vaccination plea to residents
A Bassetlaw health boss has issued a plea for people to get vaccinated and continue to follow Covid rules as the country marks one year since the first national lockdown.
Dr Eric Kelly, chairman of the NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group and local GP said the last year has impacted on everyone and called for people to continue to get the vaccine so the country can ‘see more normality’.
He said: “It has now been one year since the first national lockdown in the UK was implemented.
"Over the last year we have seen much disruption which has sadly taken so many lives and overall has impacted on us all.
“The NHS, our GP practices and care providers in Bassetlaw have worked extremely hard over the last year to respond to the pandemic as well as continuing to deliver day to day services whilst working to keep everyone safe during these unprecedented times.
“Over 50,000 residents in Bassetlaw have now been vaccinated including the most vulnerable and high-risk people which is a great achievement.
"It’s highly important that as many people as possible come forward for the vaccine so we can get immunity to the virus to enable us all to get to see more normality in our lives and look forward to a brighter future.
“Every one of us can also help support the reduction of COVID rates by following the rules to contain the virus and remembering hands, face, space at all times whether you have had the vaccine or not.”
The following people are all eligible priority cohorts in line with national guidance are being invited to receive their vaccinations.
People aged over 50, the clinically extremely vulnerable, eligible front health and social care workers, anyone aged between 16 and 65 deemed clinically vulnerable, those with a learning disability, anyone in receipt of carer’s allowance, carers for someone at high risk from Covid and people who are homeless.
People in the above priority groups which have already been announced have not missed their chance to get vaccinated and are urged to make an appointment.
Eligible groups can book appointments via www.nhs.uk or alternatively call the national telephone number 119 where they can choose a time slot and location that suits them.