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Community Vaccination Programme

Cllr Steve Radford – Liberal Party Leader made an impassioned plea on Radio Merseyside for the Government to be more flexible with community vaccination programmes being able to offer the fourth vaccination to those under 75 who are high risk with respiratory illnesses or alike.

At the moment the protocols only allow the fourth jab be given to those with compromised immunity “having ran 3 community vaccination drops in events I saw first hand many people with recognised high risk illnesses being very upset at being turned away. If these people catch Covid they will be at far greater risk of serous illness or even fatality and the burden for treatment would fall on the NHS , so it makes no sense whatsoever to have them refused a fourth vaccination on compassionate or economic grounds. I have written to the Secretary of State for Health to ask him to review this policy and the protocol’s”.