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Gov't issues vaccine reminder

Island residents who have not received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are being urged to register as soon as possible.

The call comes as the vaccine roll-out moves on to focus on providing second doses only.

The government said that means first dose appointments are now limited.

David Ashford MHK, Minister for Health and Social Care says: "Following the announcement from the UK’s JCVI last month, the team are looking to start planning the booster programme.

"I understand some people may have been hesitant before now, but all three vaccines in use are safe and effective and have been through rigorous testing before being approved.

"Therefore, I urge anyone who still wants to be protected against the virus to register now by calling 111, as we don’t want to miss anyone"

70% of the adult population have already had their second dose.

You can register by ringing 111, or through the Manx Government website. 

Individuals are reminded to please attend their appointments, and to contact 111 if they are unable to attend and reschedule.

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