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Don't miss your second Covid jab: Plea to Redditch residents

Ross Crawford 21st Mar, 2021

LOCAL health and care leaders are encouraging people who’ve already had their first Covid jab to ensure they get their second dose when they are called to do so.

The second dose acts as a ‘booster’ to enhance immunity to the virus and offer a greater protection against infection.

Many people have questions about when their appointment will be and whether you have to go to the same location as before.

Dr Gemma Moore said: “It is important that people attend for their second dose vaccination when they are invited to do so.

“While a single dose of the vaccine does provide a good level of protection from the effects of Covid-19, the second dose is very important to ensure the strongest possible protection.

“We are also asking everyone to prioritise attending their second dose appointment, because these are timed in accordance with your first dose to ensure you can receive it within 12 weeks.

“You will need to attend at the same location as your first vaccination (or the location indicated on your appointment confirmation if this has been changed) as the vaccine supply is ordered by where you received your first dose.

“Missing your second dose appointment also means leaving a vacant appointment that could be used for someone else, or could mean the vaccine is potentially wasted.”

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