Public Health are urging more eligible people to come forward for the vaccine after the latest figures show that around one in five people aged between 40 and 50 in North Lincolnshire have still not been vaccinated. The vast majority aged over 50 have now had at least their first jab.
Locally, the highest rates of infection are in people aged between 30 and 34 are double the national average. People in this age group can now book a jab.
Steve Pintus, Northern Lincolnshire’s Director of Public Health said:
“Vaccines are the most important tool in our armoury to beat Covid-19. The vast majority of people aged over 50 in the area have now had at least one jab. This is reflected in the current infection rate in North Lincolnshire with low rates in this group. It’s still not too late to book a jab if you are one of the few people in this group not to have done so yet. Vaccinations are quick and easy – with people in and out within 15 minutes and are effective against all variants.
“For the younger eligible groups there is still some way to go. With the new variant spreading in other parts of the country it is vital that everyone gets a jab as soon as they are eligible. There are plenty of slots available for booking at the Baths Hall.
“Locally infection rates are now well below the national average, but we are seeing some age groups with rates above these – especially people in their 30s so it is urgent that people in this age group book a vaccination.
“To keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe we need to continue following the hands, face, space fresh air guidance and book a test and self-isolate if you have symptoms.”