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Mayor urges people to get booster jab

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The Mayor of Stroud is calling on people to get their Covid boosters.

Councillor Kevin Cranston said it was important that everyone who could have the booster ensured they took up the opportunity to protect themselves, their loved ones and others in the wider community.

“The whole process is very quick and painless,” said Councillor Cranston. “My thanks to the NHS staff and volunteers who run this vital service so efficiently.”

Today (November 15) it was announced that people aged 40-49 years old will be boosted with either Pfizer or a half dose of the Moderna jab, which still gives a potent immune response. This should be offered six months after the second dose.

So far, 12.6 million people have had a booster dose. They have been given to the over 50s, front-line medical staff and people with health conditions that put them at greater risk.

“By having your booster you will be playing your part in reducing the worry about hospitalisation and death this Christmas and this winter for millions of people,” said Councillor Cranston. “It is a simple act which will make the difference to so many.”

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