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Sheffield GP urges people to have both doses of Covid vaccine UK News

The NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said that for maximum protection against the virus, including the delta variant, people should have the two doses of the vaccine, eight to 12 weeks apart.

In total, more than 264,000 people received the two doses of the vaccine in Sheffield. However, only 73% of people aged 40 to 59 had the second vaccination, compared to 93% of people over 60.

Dr Anthony Gore, clinical director of the NHS Sheffield CCG and general practitioner in Sheffield, said: “It is really important that we both have two doses of the vaccine. Some people said they didn’t want their second dose because they had side effects with the first one.

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GP urges people to have second dose of vaccination to protect against Delta variant

“You are less likely to have negative side effects with your second vaccine if you had them with the first. If you have side effects, they are probably mild and only last a few days at most.

“The symptoms of Covid and Long Covid are much worse and can last much longer. Long Covid can cause fatigue, anxiety, and impotence and can affect people of all ages, including people who are otherwise healthy. “

Olivia Mateos from Sheffield had her two shots, she went to Crucible’s second pop-up clinic for her second dose, she said: “I had my second shot to protect myself and other people from this pandemic really and do my part to help in the situation.

Dr Gore added: “The unusual blood clots and bleeding that have been reported after AstraZeneca vaccination are extremely rare. Vaccines are safe and effective and are the only way to reduce the rate of transmission in the fight against the virus. Just having one vaccine is not enough, you need both.

In Sheffield, there are 153 cases per 100,000 population. Although vaccination does not stop infection or the spread, research has shown that vaccines help reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill or dying from Covid, and reduce the risk of catching or spreading Covid and to protect against variants of Covid.

On the advice of the JCVI and the government, second doses of the vaccine for anyone 40 years of age and older or with underlying health conditions have been brought forward from 12 weeks to 8 weeks between each appointment.

The government said there had been 27,989 more laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK as of 9 a.m. on Thursday – the highest daily cases since January 29.

Meanwhile, another 22 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the UK total to 128,162.

Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that there have been 153,000 registered deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

As for the vaccination rollout, government data up to June 30 shows that of the 77,909,177 Covid injections administered in the UK so far, 44,860,978 were first doses – an increase of 141,216 the day before.

Some 33,048,199 were second doses, an increase of 175,749.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-01 16:51:17

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