Covid-19 infections are on the rise again across the country, and those most at risk are the youngest. This is because the Delta variant of Covid is more transmissible than the other previous variants.
Many young people tell me that they are worried that they have not yet had the chance to be vaccinated. Now that the government has finally announced that 25-year-olds can get the vaccine, they want to know how they can get the vaccine.
As mayor-elect, I make sure that everyone can also have the chance to be vaccinated.
Newham needs the government to make sure all vaccines are available to us; and securing the supplies we critically need. This is why I pleaded loud and clear to the Minister of Immunization, Nadhim Zahawi.
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We need a Newham-wide vaccination campaign targeting our young residents in addition to targeting the oldest and most vulnerable. By working with the local NHS, general practitioners and district pharmacists, we can provide it if we have the resources.
The council’s website will post details of the mass vaccination campaign, along with other information, which we will also distribute to local residents.
We all need to play our part to stop the spread of Covid-19 and keep our loved ones safe. So please:
- Keep a distance of two meters when traveling.
- Be sure to wear masks in public places, especially in convenience stores and our places of worship.
- Use the Covid-19 test kits twice a week, which you can pick up for free.
- If you have symptoms, please stay home.
- Get your vaccines.
We need to mobilize all of our friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to get vaccinated so we are all safe.
We are Newham and together we can do it.