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Rutland Director of Public Health urges Covid vigilance and vaccination

As the national Covid 19 vaccination programme continues apace, Rutland’s Director of Public Health, Mike Sandys, has told Rutland and Stamford Sound that vaccination and vigilance are the way forward.

Rutland’s Director of Public Health is urging us not to be complacent with the low rates of Covid infection in the area. He has told Rutland and Stamford Sound that the new Delta Variant, first found in India, has now been found in cases of Covid 19 in the county.  Mike Sandys is warning people to stay vigilant as it is easier to pass on than the other variants and he is urging people to still come forward for their vaccine doses when called.

“The vaccination is still our best way out of this pandemic”, Mike says, “and it looks like it is reasonably effective against the Delta variant. But there’s enough people out there who are not fully covered to still want them to be very cautious at this stage.”

Meanwhile, latest figures show that 58% of adults in Rutland and 55% in South Kesteven have now received both their Covid 19 vaccinations. For both areas, 96% of over 65s are now double jabbed but the figure falls to 60% for under 50s and around 25% for 40-49 year olds.

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