The new anti-Covid vaccines have been tested and validated and already some one million of the most vulnerable people in the country have been vaccinated.

However fit you are, however good your immune system is, the vaccines will make you, your family, friends, and colleagues far safer. We all need the boost to our natural defences that the vaccines provide.

The new vaccines are safe and effective. If you are not yet convinced, check the reliable information provided on these websites:

Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine - NHS (

The new vaccines will protect you and your family, and will also protect other people in your community by helping to stop the virus spreading. Not getting vaccinated endangers not just you, but your family and all those with whom you come into contact.

Unfortunately, it has been shown that being a good person will not protect you, and that prayer will not protect you.

Whatever you think about the Prime Minister or about government policy, it’s up to us to do our best to keep our nearest and dearest as safe and well as possible. This means being vaccinated, encouraging other people to get vaccinated, and keeping to the hands-face-space guidelines.

Will Podmore,

Clavering Road, Wanstead