More than 20 Solihull schools currently affected by Covid-19 - The Solihull Observer

More than 20 Solihull schools currently affected by Covid-19

Solihull Editorial 23rd Sep, 2021   0

THERE are currently outbreaks of Covid-19 in more than 20 Solihull schools.

The news comes as the borough prepared for the roll out of vaccines for 12 to 15 year olds and booster jabs for the most vulnerable.

Neeraj Malhotra, Solihull’s deputy director of public health said vaccinations for schoolchildren would be largely run through their school.

“We urge parents and carers to continue to get their child to test regularly, isolate as soon as symptoms develop and get a PCR test,” he said.

“Keep reminding children about safe behaviour like hand washing too.”

He added: “The NHS will get in touch with people directly about booster appointments, likely to be run in conjunction with flu vaccine roll out in many places.

“Double vaccination – plus boosters if invited – remains the best way forward. Get yours as soon as you can and encourage family, friends and colleagues.

“I would encourage everyone eligible to take up the booster jab as soon as possible. People who get an invitation can book their appointment via the National Booking Service either online here or call 119.

More than a million people in England are likely to be contacted by text or by post to get their booster jab.

Appointments can also be booked online or through the National Booking Service or by calling 119.


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