Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
The new booster programme: continuing protection against COVID-19
The UK government has secured an additional 60 million vaccine doses for our booster shot programme, which will protect the most vulnerable from new variants and keep us all safe as we build back better.
Britain's vaccination programme is bringing back our freedom, but the biggest threat to that progress is the risk posed by a new variant.
That is why the UK has secured an additional 60 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to support our booster programme later this year, which will be developed in line with expert advice to ensure that we have the strongest possible protection against new variants of the disease.
Ensuring that those with the highest clinical need are protected from the disease will keep us all safe and free as we continue to cautiously ease restrictions.