Covid-19: Harlow Labour urge residents to get booster
Health / Tue 14th Dec 2021 am31 08:38am
AN open letter from Cllr Chris Vince and Cllr Tony Edwards on behalf of the Labour Group Harlow District Council
A YEAR ago Harlow moved into tier 3 Covid restrictions. Residents will recall that due to the massive effort of all involved and the cooperation of the people of Harlow we weathered that storm and our health services were not overwhelmed.
Now we face the onset of the Omicron variant of the Covid virus which scientists tell us is currently doubling every two to three days.
On the 8th December the Government issued new guidance as a response to this variant. This guidance includes working from home where possible and wearing a mask in public places if not eating, drinking or doing exercise. We urge everyone in Harlow to adhere to this guidance.
And last night, following further scientific advice the Prime Minister stressed to the nation the need to get vaccinated and have the necessary booster shots.
We are concerned that the take up of vaccinations in Harlow is lower than both the national and Essex average. So we urge all residents, if they haven’t already done so, to get vaccinated.
The NHS have vaccination clinics at Lister House and the Leisurezone and further clinics are being set up in pharmacies throughout the town. So please use these services!
Further support for those who need it is available is available from the Harlow Community Hub Tel 01279 927005.
Mon – Friday 10.00am until 2.00pm
Wishing everyone in Harlow a happy and healthy Xmas and New Year
Cllr Chris Vince and Cllr Tony Edwards on behalf of the Labour Group Harlow District Council
I was in the queue at Harlow leisure zone walk in at 10,20am today. The time stated on the NHS website for this venue for W/I is 10am-1pm. The queue was HUGE. By 11:15am, they stopped people joining the queue. I wasn’t boasted until 2hrs and a half after arrival. I queued and was lucky. But the site don’t have the inventory or staff to vaccinate that demand on top of the already booked jabs. Either the booking times are void during the walk in hours or they stop walk ins. I see so many people being turned away before walk-in time was reached.