COVENTRY City Council leader George Duggins rolled up his sleeves for his first Covid-19 vaccination this week – and urges others to do the same.
Coun Duggins had the first of his two jabs at the Holbrooks Health Centre in Wheelwright Lane, and praised staff for a smooth and friendly service.
He said: “I am delighted to have had my first jab as I believe the vaccine is key to helping us beat this virus and return to a more normal way of life.
“The staff at the centre were marvellous and made it a very easy and stress-free experience. To be honest, the jab was over before I knew it.
“It took just a few minutes of my day and I’m looking forward now to having the second vaccination and knowing I’m helping to keep not just myself safe, but my family, friends and fellow residents.
“Sadly, there is a lot of misinformation on social media and many myths around the vaccine, but it really is our best defence against the virus and our NHS teams are working hard to make sure we can all get the protection we need.
“I would urge everyone to take up the offer of the vaccine when it is their turn to do so and do all they can to save lives and beat the pandemic.”
Vaccination centres have been set up around the city and the NHS will contact you and let you know when it is your turn.
To see more about the vaccine, visit the council website here
Even when patients get vaccinated, the health advice is to still follow all restrictions and guidelines – wear a face covering when it’s needed; wash your hands regularly and thoroughly; and obey social distancing.