Covid jabs continue

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Covid, what Covid? Globally, the number of new Covid-19 cases and deaths has continued to decline since the end of March 2022. In Rother District, in the last 7 days, around 110 were infected. For many of the vaccinated, Covid now has little impact and it is generally “business as normal”. However, for those with underlying conditions, risks remain high and booster jabs are important.

In Rye , the vaccination centre remains operating, usually on Thursday and Saturday afternoons.

Details can be found on public facing Facebook page @ryepfizer

If you need a booster or jabs for 5 to 11 year olds then we prefer people to book. The system is easy using the link below or by calling 119.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

NHS key messages

We all know from regular press reports about the NHS backlog of treatments, partly because it was building before Covid and now pandemic impacts have made the situation so much worse.

Covid has, of course, adversely affected healthcare staff resulting in health services working extremely hard to provide the best possible care for those who need it.

Ahead of the next bank holiday, the NHS has publicised some key messages, extracted here.

• NHS services are very busy. If you need NHS help over the May/June Bank Holiday weekend please dial 111 or go online to www.111.nhs.uk 24 hours a day. Please only go to Accident and Emergency, if it is a life-threatening emergency, such as a suspected stroke or heart attack or severe bleeding.

– Use the right services for your needs at the right time – pharmacies and NHS 111 are the best place to start. Both provide expert help and advice;

– For mental health support, the Sussex Mental Healthline offers crisis care for people in urgent need of help with their mental health. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 0309 500.

The Rye Vaccination Centre is provided by Clarity Chemists, supported by professional vaccinators and a team of dedicated community volunteers.

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