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Under-70s start to receive jabs

Some parts of Cheshire East have begun to vaccinate the under-70s, according to council leader Sam Corcoran.
The Labour councillor made his comment via a daily Twitter video update last week (ITALICS writes local democracy reporter Ethan Davies).

Coun Corcoran said: “The vaccination programme is going well in Cheshire East. The target of vaccinating all over-70s, all clinically extremely vulnerable, and all frontline health and care workers by mid-February looks set to be met. Some areas have already moved on to vaccinating those under-70.

“That target relates to the first dose of the vaccine, and the vaccines are not effective until a fortnight after you have received the first dose — and are not fully effective after you have received the second dose — so please do still follow the rules, even if you have been vaccinated.”

Additionally, he urged residents to not contact the NHS or councils about when they might have their vaccine appointment, as well as warning to “watch out for frauds”.

The Government recently announced that more than 10m people had received their first jab of a covid-19 vaccine across the UK, including 90% of over-75s.

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