AN ONLINE seminar will be held today (Tuesday May 25) for residents who want to know more about Covid-19 vaccines.
The webinar, which will run from 5pm to 6pm, will be led by Dr Jonathan Menon, a Rugby GP and a Governing Body member for NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
The session is an opportunity for residents to discuss and ask questions about the vaccines. Topics covered may include how vaccines are tested and made, who they are suitable for, and fertility and pregnancy.
The session will be suitable for any resident age 18 or over who has yet to decide whether to have a vaccine, or who wants additional reassurance on vaccine safety.
Rugby Borough Council is supporting the CCG to run the webinar.
Council leader Coun Seb Lowe said: “As the vaccination programme moves on to younger age groups, it is understandable that the concerns that residents may have will change.
“It is important that our residents are able to put their questions to experts so that they can understand the truth about the vaccines.
“Around 60,000 adults in Rugby have now had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and Rugby Borough Council will do what it can to support more residents to make this important decision.”
Residents can join the webinar by following the link at www.rugby.gov.uk/vaccine at 5pm on Tuesday (May 25).
THE COUNCIL has also begun community drop-in sessions for residents who would like help and support to register for a Covid-19 vaccine.
Working with colleagues in the NHS and in the community, the drop-ins run on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am to 1pm at the Benn Partnership Centre in Railway Terrace.
Vanessa Niemczewska, Community Projects Officer at Rugby Borough Council, said: “We know that a number of our residents would quite like to get a vaccine but aren’t sure what they need to do, or perhaps need reassuring that it’s the right thing to do.
“Residents can come along to the drop-in and we will be able to give them information about the vaccines. If they wish, we will also talk them through the steps they need to take, or alternatively we can book a vaccine appointment for them and for their families.”
Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/vaccine for more information on Covid-19 vaccines.