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Vaccine bus on Rotherham route as rates rise

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Coronavirus - stay alert to stay safe

Rotherham NHS Clinical Commissioning Group continue to host Walk-In vaccination sessions. A “vaccine bus” has been making stops in the borough and will be at Rotherham Show this weekend.

It arrives as the Covid infection rate in Rotherham is remaining stubbornly high, meaning it is now the 25th highest rate in the country.

There is no need to book, all you need to do go to one of the following sessions for either dose of your vaccine.

Coronavirus - stay alert to stay safe

Having been at Woodside near Rotherham Hospital, and Parkgate Shopping, the bus will be at Clifton Park from Friday 3rd September to Sunday 5th September 11am – 5pm each day.

  • You MUST wear a face-covering whilst attending a vaccination walk-in session.
  • The vaccination sessions are for those living in Rotherham aged over 16 years and over.
  • Please bring ID for proof of age.
  • Please be prepared to queue during busy periods.
  • Make sure you’ve had something to eat and drink before your jab. You can also take a bottle of water with you.

For those who have already received their first dose, please note that you will receive your second dose around 8 -12 weeks after receiving your first.

The infection rate In Rotherham now stands at 421.9 per 100,000 which is well above the national average of 312.9 per 100,000. Both the local and national rate has increased in the last week.

The area of most concern is still within the over 60s age group. Rates of cases in the over 60s is at 295.2 per 100,000, which is reflected in another increase in patients being treated for Covid in Rotherham Hospital this week.

While the success of the vaccination programme means less people are getting seriously ill and dying than they were earlier in the pandemic, vaccination does not provide 100% protection or that you can’t spread the virus to loved ones, so even if you have been double-jabbed you are advised to take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your family.

Rotherham Show is on for an extra day this year, and stalls will be more spread out.

You can do your bit to keep yourself, your family and your community safe by:

  • Not attending if you have covid symptoms 
  • Taking a lateral flow test at home before attending and for a few days following the event, just to be on the safe side.
  • Wear a face covering indoors and in busy areas.
  • Try to keep your distance from others as much as possible.
  • Wash your hands regularly while you’re at the show and first thing when you get home.

Images: Rotherham NHS Clinical Commissioning Group

Coronavirus - stay alert to stay safe
Tom Austen
Tom grew up in Aston, Rotherham and studied Human Geography at Nottingham Trent University before developing a passion for promoting Rotherham and a nose for a good story.

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