On behalf of the partners here at WSS we would like to urge everybody over 18y to get COVID-19 vaccinated as soon as possible. It is vital to receive a first dose or get your second dose (after 8 weeks from 1st) to gain protection, particulaly against the new D variant..

Over 60 million doses have been given in the UK, with close on 22M people having had both doses. The safety data is excellent and the protection levels that they provide are well documented.

It is normal for viruses to mutate and evolve within hosts, and they have been doing this for millions of years now, it’s just what they do. If we can immunise and protect the whole population, then this will reduce the number of evolving COVID-19 virus strains and enable us to get this pandemic under control.

It’s far, far worse to get COVID-19 than it is to be vaccinated. Even if you have a very mild illness you can still pass it on, maybe even mutated within you as a new variant. The virus has killed people across all age-groups- the vaccine hasn’t. Don’t take chances, help everyone and get vaccinated.