WE NEED YOUR HELP – Rossendale Borough Council
WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW!
As you will be aware over the past couple of weeks Rossendale has seen a sharp rise in positive covid cases. Numbers are continuing to rise and we still have work to do.
We have unused vaccines at the Rawtenstall site which if not used in the next four days will have to disposed of. WE DO NOT WANT THIS TO HAPPEN and need your help in getting this message out to as many Rossendale residents as quickly as possible.
Since Monday we have also had two vaccination sites set up, one in Bacup at Orthoplastics situated at Futures Park and one at the health centre in Rawtenstall on Bacup Road. A third site on Winfields carpark should be operational from Monday next week.
We’re asking you to share the council’s social media posts and put your own posts out there as well. Email groups or individuals you think can help and talk to as many people as you can. Let them know how important it is to get vaccinated and encourage them to do so as soon as possible.
From today anyone 20 or over is eligible for the vaccine and from Friday that will include any one 18 or over, so ALL adults will be eligible for the vaccine.
It is also important that people get their second doses and we want to encourage the over 40’s who have had their first dose to bring their second appointment forward. This can be done easily on the national booking system – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
Second vaccinations will also be administered at the walk in sites if that’s easier.
Vaccinations are one of the best ways of bringing the virus under control and stopping the spread. It’s important therefore that we DON’T WASTE VACCINES and we’re asking for your help in ensuring that all the vaccines in Rossendale are used by messaging as many people as possible.
Thank you for your help.