We are encouraging all those aged 18 and over and with sickle cell disease to get the Covid-19 vaccination. At present, many people who suffer from sickle cell disease have not come forward for their first dose even though they have been eligible since February this year (2021).
Here is some background information on the vaccination programme:
** In England between 1 February and 21 June – source PHE
Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases such as Covid-19. They prevent up to 3 million deaths worldwide every year and are one of the greatest discoveries since the early 1800s when the first vaccine for smallpox was developed.
In response to the death of George Floyd, and the ensuing protests for equal justice, the Board and Staff of SCTSP would like to acknowledge and respond by stating that we stand in support of all those who have suffered systemic abuse and ill-treatment from racism that exists in our society.
We all have a responsibility to ensure that no person is discriminated against because of their origins - be it ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, or abilities, and will continue to focus on championing the promotion of equality and opportunity for all and to challenge racism and other forms of prejudice in all aspects of our work.