England’s leading NHS medic is urging those eligible for a Spring Booster but yet to come forward to take up the offer as soon as possible with a quarter of a million reminders being sent.
The largest and fastest vaccination programme in NHS history has now invited everyone eligible for a spring booster. More than four million people including around 86 percent of those aged 75 and over have already had their spring dose.
Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said: “Our world-leading vaccine programme is allowing us to live with the virus. Over four million people have already come forward for their important booster jab, but it is vital for everyone eligible to get boosted now to protect themselves and their loved ones”.
Spring booster jab appointments can be booked quickly and conveniently on the NHS website here and people that can’t go online can book by phoning 119.
This is the only way to book a vaccination at the moment.
Anyone eligible for a spring booster will still be able to come forward before the end of August. You will have a discussion with a healthcare professional around the timing of an autumn dose, in order to decide what is best for you.
“The spring dose will not only give you and your loved ones protection this summer amid rising infection levels, but also allow you to get a vaccine this autumn at the right time to maximise your protection over winter. This is particularly important for people who are immunosuppressed”.
The autumn programme for Covid-19 vaccinations has not yet been confirmed.
Please do not contact your GP practice requesting further details at the moment. You will be invited by text, email, telephone or local media posts to attend a vaccination clinic if you are eligible.