THE CHAIRMAN of Malvern Hills District Council has now had his Covid-19 vaccine and is urging residents to take up their offers when the NHS gets in touch.
Coun Dean Clarke said he was very impressed with the whole process and the organisation where he received the vaccine.
“It was quick and painless.
“The longest part was waiting 15 minutes afterwards just to ensure that I was safe. I urge anyone who is called for the vaccine to go and have it, as it’s the only hope we have of getting back to normal life.
“I have been waiting in eagerly for this, not only for my own safety but for that of others as well.
“I can’t wait until this pandemic is over so I can safely give my grandchildren a hug again and meet up with friends down at my local for a pint.”
The Covid-19 vaccine reduces the chance of someone suffering from the virus.
It does not provide instant protection but takes time to build up immunity.
Anyone who has it still needs to continue to stay at home and follow national lockdown rules, wear face coverings and keep their distance from others when outside.
The NHS is currently vaccinating people according to the priority list set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
The NHS will contact people when it is their turn for the vaccine.
People are asked not to contact their GP surgery or local hospital asking when they will receive the vaccine.