Borough residents support the national Covid-19 vaccine rollout as the most vulnerable residents attend their vaccine appointments – joining over 16 million across the UK who have received their first of two jabs.
Over 96% of over 80s have now been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Hampshire and IOW (and some neighbouring areas due to reporting boundaries venturing past county lines).
NHS hero, Anna, resident of Hedge End and nurse at Southampton General, has received her first Covid jab as part of priority group 2 as a healthcare worker. She had the Oxford - AstraZeneca vaccine.
"Having been on maternity leave throughout much of the pandemic, I'm grateful to have had the jab so I'm protected when I return to work," says Anna. "Everyone can play their part in fighting the pandemic by following social distancing guidance and getting the jab when they are called to do so."
Mr and Mrs Joshi, 79 and 75 years old from Bishopstoke, have received their first Pfizer vaccine as part of priority group 3. Both are involved in the local community as members of the Asian Welfare and Cultural Association Eastleigh, and Mr Joshi is a retired driver for One Community. They had a “good experience” at the surgery (Archers Practice, Eastleigh) and are fine, with no after-effects.
If you are aged 65 or over or have previously received a letter to state you are clinically extremely vulnerable
You can now book your vaccination appointment. You do not have to wait to be contacted by the NHS.
If are not over 65, or have not previously received a letter to state you are clinically extremely vulnerable
Please do not contact NHS services. You will be contacted when it’s your turn to be invited.