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Published: Friday, 18th June 2021

Residents are being urged to do their bit and get vaccinated for Oldham after it was announced people aged 18 and over can now book their first jab.

With cases currently rising faster in the borough’s younger population, it is more important than ever for all adults to receive the protection they need against the Coronavirus, especially with the threat posed by new variants.

More than 135,370 registered patients have already had one of two doses required in the race for maximum protection and more than half of the borough’s adult population (100,314) have attended their second appointment.

With the latest data continuing to demonstrate the vaccine’s success as less cases are found amongst those first eligible, Oldham’s Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Councillor Zahid Chauhan OBE, is encouraging more people to come forward for their jabs.

As we all know, the vaccine is playing a massive role in our return to normality,” he said.

“Without it we wouldn’t be enjoying some of things we can do today, like visiting our favourite restaurants and bars.

“That is why it’s incredibly important for us to keep up this momentum by vaccinating as many people as we can, so we can get back to a life that doesn’t involve wearing a face covering or maintaining a social distance from our loved ones.

“The work and effort that has gone in so far has been nothing short of incredible and I can’t put into words how proud and thankful I am of every single person who has made this happen.

“So, if you haven’t yet booked your first dose, please come forward today and get the protection you need to keep you, and those around you, safe.

“Similarly, if you’ve had your first jab and think that’s job done, please may I remind that whilst the first dose gives you good protection, your second dose provides stronger and longer-lasting protection against the virus which is why we ask you to have two.

“We’re doing an incredible amount of work in Oldham to ensure we can provide you with as many opportunities as possible to have the vaccine, including pop-up vaccination clinics, so please keep an eye on our channels for the latest information.”

A pop-up vaccination clinic for first doses of the Pfizer vaccine is being held at The Royal Oldham Hospital’s Dinwoodie Centre tomorrow from 8.30am until 6.30pm.

Residents are being advised to bring their NHS number with them if they have it, and if they don’t they can look for it here www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/

 

Oldham registered first doses (%)

Oldham registered

second doses (%)

Care home residents

1305

94.36%

1,239

89.59%

80+

8603

95.21%

8,411

93.08%

75+

7,411

95.84%

7,294

94.32%

70+CEV

19,365

90.33%

18,064

84.26%

65+

9,174

92.13%

8,830

88.67%

16-64 UHC

24,158

79.82%

20,546

67.88%

60+

5,941

87.59%

5,545

81.75%

55+

8,261

85.04%

7,277

74.91%

50+

9,254

82.57%

7,190

64.16%

40-49

16,686

70.12%

6,499

27.31%

30-39

15,350

51.31%

5,271

17.62%

18-29

9,862

29.17%

4,148

12.27%

Total

135,370

69.41%

100,314

51.43%

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