On Saturday, UK has vaccinated more than 470,000 people taking the total number of vaccinated people to more than 5.8 million. However, England’s Chief Medical Officer has issued a new warning. He mentioned that the people who have received their vaccine doses must follow lockdown rules.
Jonathan Van-Tam also added that those who aren’t following the lockdown rules are risking everyone’s lives. He also confirmed that current vaccines could prevent serious illness from COVID-19, but it’s not confirmed if it can stop the transmission as well.
Chief Medical Officer’s message
The Chief Medical Officer conveyed his message through The Sunday Telegraph. He added that even if you have received both doses, you can still give COVID to someone else and it’ll start the chain of transmission. However, if you can change your behaviour and follow the lockdown rules, we can still stop spreading the virus. Thus, whether you’ve received a dosage of vaccine or not, everyone must follow the national lockdown orders.
In addition, he also confirmed that the vaccine has surely given us a hope, but the pandemic is not over yet. So, if you’re vaccinated or not, follow the lockdown guidelines for a bit longer.
The country is opening 32 more vaccine sites from Monday, including one at Black Country Living Museum in Dudley. These vaccine centres will also focus on offering vaccine dose to frontline workers. The government is also trying to test thousands of business workers who cannot manage work from home. People working in manufacturing, energy, transport and military sectors are a few examples.