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CM urges eligible adults to get jab

Fri, 06 Aug 2021

More than 8,000 people who are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine haven't come forward to be vaccinated.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle yesterday pleaded for them to 'think carefully about the decision you make'.

Mr Quyale said: "It estimated that, up to the 23 July of this year, 60,000 deaths and more than 22 million infections in the UK have been prevented as a result of the COVID-19 vaccination programme."

"Extrapolating this for the Isle of Man, we estimate that 91 deaths have been prevented on our Island along with more than 33,000 infections. "

"Those figures put the power and importance of vaccinations into stark perspective. Vaccinations save lives."

"Despite the huge strides made through our vaccination programme, it is concerning that around 8,000 eligible adults on our Island have not come forward to be vaccinated against COVID-19."

"To those 8,000 people I would say this: vaccines are saving lives, every day, right here in the Isle of Man. Please think carefully about the decision you make."


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