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Get your vaccine for a Covid-safe summer

Published: 5 July 2022
Filed under: Covid-19

Whether you’re planning a summer getaway, staying with the family, or holidaying in the UK, make sure getting your Covid-19 vaccine is in your summer to-do list.

Getting the vaccine reduces your risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid-19. This means you can be sure your plans can go ahead, and you can have peace of mind while on your holidays.

The vaccine and booster offer the best chance of travelling safely and maximises your and your family’s protection against Covid-19.

If you’re travelling abroad, check the entry rules for the country you’re visiting. Some countries need proof of full Covid-19 vaccination status, or exemption, before you can enter. This restriction may apply to teens and young children too.

Cllr Naheed Asghar, Cabinet Member for Public Health, says “We want everyone to make the most of the summer months, and enjoy the parks, leisure venues, and fantastic events in and beyond Waltham Forest.

“Sadly, Covid-19 is still with us, and recent data shows a small, but steady, increase in cases. Getting fully vaccinated as soon as you can is the best way to get maximum protection against the virus so you can safely spend time with family and friends.

“If you’ve planned a holiday abroad, make sure that you and your family have time to get the first and second jab, or booster if you’re eligible, in time for your holiday.

Let’s all have a safe and healthy summer.”

There are plenty of opportunities for everyone aged 5 years and older to get vaccinated throughout the summer. Community clinics and pharmacy clinics offer the first, second or booster dose and you can simply turn up without an appointment.

To get your vaccine, please visit our vaccine clinics page.