Members of the public are being urged to remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, with Wye Valley NHS Trust issuing the following statement to Your Herefordshire earlier this afternoon.

The statement from Wye Valley NHS Trust reads:

ā€œAs expected, with the increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in the community, we are seeing an increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 inpatients in our hospitals.

ā€œWe would urge the public to make sure they are up to date with the COVID vaccinations, including the booster vaccination as a matter of urgency, to help reduce the risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.

ā€œA booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone aged 18 and over, and some people aged 16 and over, who have had two doses of the vaccine at least three months ago. Everyone aged 12 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the vaccine.ā€

To book vaccination/booster visit:

ā€¢www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/
ā€¢For more information about where to get vaccinated, follow this link
ā€¢Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site – NHS (www.nhs.uk)