COVID update for Redbridge residents

Redbridge residents are invited to a virtual public meeting on Thursday to learn more about what the latest COVID updates mean for local people and how they can help protect themselves and others.

The meeting is being organised by Redbridge Council to share the latest local information, listen to concerns, and answer questions. The panel will include Redbridge Council leader, Cllr Jas Athwal, and a local GP health professional.

Cllr Athwal, said: “Local people understandably have lots of questions about the COVID-19 vaccination programme and the Omicron variant; this meeting is an opportunity to have those questions answered not just by the council and public health experts, but those who work in our health system.

“The challenge that Redbridge, London, and the country faces is significant, and we all need and want to share the festive season with our loved ones. The key to being able to do so is vaccination. I hope that Thursday’s meeting will help to answer some questions and help the borough get boosted.”

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 16 December at 6pm via a live Microsoft Teams link   and panel members will be discussing:

  • Omicron variant and the new government guidelines
  • How residents can get the COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Who is eligible for the booster vaccine and why
  • Vaccinations and pregnancy

There will also be a live Q&A.

Cllr Athwal will host the meeting and will be joined by Cllr Mark Santos, Redbridge Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, public health consultant, Ian Diley, and health professional GP Loxford PCN CD Dr Shabnam Ali.

Dr Ali said: “As a local doctor I’ve seen first-hand the devastation Covid has brought to our communities. Let’s work together to keep our communities protected from the ravages of this awful pandemic.”

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Mick Ferris

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