Rachel is urging residents to get vaccinated to help in the fight against Coronavirus.

After recently being called up by the NHS to be vaccinated against COVID-19, today (March 18th) Rachel received her first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Rachel said:

“Vaccines are safe, effective and they save lives.

“The data from the rollout of the COVID Vaccines is clear. A single dose of the vaccine provides protection from hospitalisation of around 80% and protection against death is around 85%. The vaccine is saving thousands of lives in the UK right now.

“I am urging all my constituents to get vaccinated when they are called up. The best thing you can do to protect not just yourself, but your family and your community is to get vaccinated. The vaccine is our way out!”