Earlier this week, the Prime Minister announced his ‘roadmap’ for easing lockdown restrictions over the coming weeks and months.
The plan outlines a phased approach and pivotal to the success of the roadmap is the continuation of the COVID vaccination programme.
The Prime Minister stated that everyone in the top four priority groups was offered a vaccine by the middle of February. The top four groups include:-
- Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in a care home for older adults
- All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- All those 75 years of age and over
- All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals.
The Prime Minister also announced a further target – to offer a first dose to every adult by the end of July.
Cllr Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said “We know that the COVID vaccine offers the best protection against the virus, so as more people are vaccinated, it will hopefully help our society to get back to normality.
“Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group are doing an amazing job in running the programme here in Knowsley. They are managing our vaccination centres to ensure that our residents can be vaccinated as quickly as possible. If you are invited to make an appointment, don’t delay and take that step to getting closer to normality.
“Please also remember to keep up the behaviours we have all adopted to keep ourselves and others safe. This includes regularly washing our hands, wearing a face covering where advised, maintaining social distancing and staying at home as much as possible. We don’t want to undo all of our hard work over the last few months.”