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One thousand hospital staff receive Covid-19 booster jab, West Suffolk Hospital boss confirms



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Covid-19 booster jabs have been given to 1,000 hospital staff members in the last 10 days in West Suffolk, it has been confirmed.

The rollout of the booster jab has begun across England for those who had their last dose of the coronavirus vaccine six months ago or longer.

That programme is working on the same priority groups for the initial rollout of the vaccines.

Craig Black, interim chief executive of West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust. Picture: West Suffolk Hospital (52226625)
Craig Black, interim chief executive of West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust. Picture: West Suffolk Hospital (52226625)

During Wednesday morning’s health scrutiny committee meeting in Suffolk, West Suffolk Hospital’s interim chief executive Craig Black said 1,000 members of staff had been jabbed in the last 10 days.

“We are in the midst of our flu vaccination campaign and our Covid booster campaign,” he said.

“We have vaccinated over 1,000 staff in the last 10 days with their Covid booster, and there is a significant amount of activity going on – particularly in GP practices at the moment.

“The vaccine is the way through this and it is all of our responsibility to protect ourselves, protect our families and those in the wider community.

“I feel a responsibility to get vaccinated and I would encourage everybody to do that – it is part of playing our role in society.

“We are actively engaged in that at the moment and would hope to get the vast majority of our staff vaccinated in the next couple of weeks.

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