100,000 vaccinations at Stithians as bookings open to 18 to 20 year olds

It’s a milestone day for the COVID–19 vaccination programme in Cornwall as the Stithians vaccination centre reaches 100,000 vaccinations and opens its doors to everyone older than 18.
As we urge everyone to ‘do it for Cornwall’, Robyn Coatsworth was among the first 18-year olds to have a vaccine this morning. She was also the 100,000th person to be vaccinated at the centre since the vaccination programme began.

Robyn, who is working in the hospitality sector this summer, was eager to get her vaccination as soon as she could.

“It’s really important,” said Robyn “I work in an environment where I have contact with lots of people and holidaymakers and whilst we all take the precautions we need, face coverings and social distancing, the risks are going to be higher. We’ve seen the impact positive cases and staff having to self-isolate is having on many businesses, so as well as protecting myself, this is about protecting my family, my colleagues and my workplace too.”

The vaccination team at Stithians was delighted to welcome Robyn this morning and to be celebrating the amazing milestone of 100,000 vaccinations. So far over 700,000 first and second doses have been given across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Nurse and clinic manager, Tamsyn Scoble said, “We’ve all seen how COVID cases are rising rapidly in Cornwall since the easing of restrictions in mid-May. The vaccination programme is absolutely key to beating the virus. Infection rates are now highest in parts of our population who are yet to be vaccinated. Now that vaccinations are open to all adults, we’d urge everyone to book their appointment as soon as possible.”

From today approximately 1.5 million people in England from the age of 18 will be sent texts inviting them to have their first COVID jab in what the NHS is describing as a “watershed moment.”
Appointments can be booked via the national NHS booking service, or phone 119 free of charge. People may also receive a text invitation, which does not expire, appear as an alert from ‘NHSvaccine’ and include a web link to the NHS website to reserve an appointment.

Added on 18 June 2021, in News - General News

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