People in Staffordshire urged to remain vigilant despite talk over vaccine

People and businesses across Staffordshire have been urged to stay vigilant over coronavirus – despite news of a potential vaccine.

Health chiefs from Staffordshire County Council want to ensure talk over the jab doesn't lead to residents or businesses flouting the rules.

It comes as rate for the county stands at 413 per 100,000 in the seven days up to November 14 – above the national average of 261 per 100,000.

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Dr Richard Harling, the county’s director of health and care, said: "The news of a potential vaccine is a positive development.

"However, this may take many months to be fully available. It is vital that everybody remains focussed and we continue to follow the national restrictions and do everything we can to keep each other safe.

"It is a challenging time for everyone, but the principles of hands, faces and space are still as important as ever to bring the number of cases down, help the NHS and get these restrictions lifted as soon as possible."

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