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Residents can 'do their bit' to help relieve healthcare pressures

Minister urging people to continue coming forward for vaccines

Residents can do their bit to help relieve staffing challenges facing the Island's healthcare service.

That's from the health minister, who is urging people to continue coming forward for booster jabs as well as first and second doses.

Covid-19 is causing staff shortages in a number of sectors including healthcare where visiting restrictions are in place across Manx Care settings.

Lawrie Hooper says staff have continued to go 'above and beyond' but it's very difficult to keep asking them to commit to those levels:

Covid-19 vaccine clinics are resuming today (4 January) after a short break over the New Year weekend.

Walk-in and booked appointments are taking place at the Chester Street hub in Douglas for five consecutive days

Adults will be able to get booster doses, as well as either first or second doses today, tomorrow and Thursday (4-6 January) between 8.30am and 5.15pm each day.

Those eligible for a third dose can also attend as well.

Meanwhile, anyone aged 12 and over can receive a first, second or third injection as well as boosters on Friday or Saturday (7-8 January).

A list of clinics and times is available below:

- Tuesday, 4 January - Adults 18+ for first, second or third injections and boosters (8.30am-5.15pm)

- Wednesday, 5 January - Adults 18+ for first, second or third injections and boosters (8.30am-5.15pm)

- Thursday, 6 January - Adults 18+ for first, second or third injections and boosters (8.30am-5.15pm)

- Friday, 7 January - Those aged 12 and over, for first, second or third injections and boosters (8.30am-5.15pm)

- Saturday, 8 January - Those aged 12 and over, for first, second or third injections and boosters (8.45am-2.15pm)
 

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