We have a busy weekend with vaccination clinics across the city of Hull and thousands of people will receive a jab over the next two days. This weekend all jabs are pre-bookable via the national booking service on 119 and the national booking system here.
Hull’s community roving drop-in clinics were already planned in advance for July and the locations will be publicised very soon. NHS Hull CCG is working with Hull City Council to use their testing vehicle, going jointly to areas of lower uptake to provide testing and vaccinations.
This week two workplace vaccinations have taken place at factories in Hull. We have two further planned next week and are planning more in the coming weeks, including Hull University. This will be for all people aged 18 yrs and over who have not had their first vaccine.
The coronavirus vaccination programme in Hull has been very successful to date and we would encourage anyone over 18 who has not yet had a vaccination to book one using the national booking system or by calling 119. Over 96% of people aged 40 or more and living in Hull have had a vaccination against the virus and we are making good progress now in the younger age groups since they were opened up in mid-May.
Having two doses of vaccination is the best way to avoid serious illness or death from Covid-19. We know that vaccinations are effective against the Delta variant which is currently the dominant strain of coronavirus in the UK and there is good evidence that having a vaccine reduces the chances of passing the virus on to other people, including your friends and loved ones.