The Independent Care Group has warned that the country needs to be wary of a winter spike in Covid-19 cases and urged everyone eligible to have the vaccine booster.
The ICG says the country may have been lulled into a false sense of security over Covid-19 and has welcomed today’s start of autumn Covid booster jabs.
ICG Chair Mike Padgham said: “As Covid-19 figures are falling there is a temptation to think that the dangers of the pandemic are past us, but we should not lapse into such a false sense of security.
“Covid-19 still poses a danger to older and vulnerable people, especially those with underlying health concerns.
“We warmly welcome the autumn booster programme and are grateful to the Government and the NHS for making care and nursing home residents and staff a priority.
“Covid-19 wreaked havoc in care settings during the past two and a half years, we can’t let it get any sort of foothold again.
“I urge everyone who is eligible to have the booster to have it as soon as they are able and keep Covid-19 at bay.”