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Two queens and a vaccine

February 28, 2021 8:55 AM
By Councillor Inga Lockington

COVID-19: 'Think about other people': Queen speaks out on vaccine hesitancy. This was one headline in the news two days ago.

Yes, please listen to Queen Elizabeth when she speaks out about the importance of taking up the offer of the vaccine when you receive that offer, not only for your own sake but also for other people's sake. I had my first vaccine over three weeks ago.

I am one of the lucky people who has two Queens, one of them Queen Margarethe of Denmark who was the first Royal in Europe to take the vaccine at the start of January. Queen Margarethe also wanted to lead with a good example for her country and she had the second vaccine at the end of January.

I am glad residents with underlying conditions and disabilities are finally being prioritised but I do find it strange that our Police Force and School teachers have not been recognised in the very special roles they have. Even with fewer pupils in school at the moment there are still classes that suddenly have to self-isolate as someone has tested 'positive'. When our Government requires Public servants, such as teachers and our Police, to put themselves in harm's way, when there is available protection, raises genuine questions about the Government's corporate responsibility to those it expects to protect or educate our citizens.

Councillor Inga Lockington

Inga Lockington head and shoulders 2/21