Harrow Council Leader Graham Henson has issued a message to Harrow residents urging anyone that’s over 70, and has not had their covid vaccine to contact the NHS.
Mr Henson stated that the vaccination rollout “is going really well in Harrow and across the country.”
He added: “As we know, the way out of Covid is to keep testing and vaccinating – so with every jab we’re a step closer. While you may still get the virus, it will significantly reduce the risk of having to go into hospital.
“I want to encourage any of you with family members, friends or neighbours who have not yet had their vaccination – though they are in the priority groups currently offered it – to have it! Check in on them and explain the benefits.
“People aged 70 and over who have not yet been vaccinated are now asked to contact the NHS to arrange a jab as soon as possible.
“The easiest way to arrange a vaccination is through the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
“Many are nervous about having it or unsure about how it can save their lives. We can all help dispel the rumours going round about the jab. Reassure them, for example, that it is has passed rigorous safety checks and does not contain animal products.
“I will be joined by a panel of council and medical experts to make sure people have all the right information. You can read more details in next week’s MyHarrow newsletter.
“You can also show them the Elton John NHS video below – it might be fun but it conveys an important message.
“Remember if you have had your first dose, or even lucky enough to have had both, you can still catch the virus and pass it on to others.
“You must still adhere to social distancing and the lockdown rules in place – you should also still get regularly tested. But it should give you a bit more peace of mind.”
“Please stay safe and take every precaution to do so.”