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SPRING COVID-19 BOOSTERS Posted on 25 Mar 2022

Who is being offered a spring booster?

COVID-19 is more serious in older people and those with a weakened immune system. Protection from the vaccine may be lower and may decline more quickly in these people.

For this reason people aged 75 years and over, those in care homes and those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system are being offered the spring booster.

Although vaccines are expected to provide good protection against severe COVID-19 disease, protection against mild infection with the Omicron variant seems to decline quickly, even after the booster dose.

This spring booster is being offered as a precaution to those at extremely high risk, most of whom received their first booster around 6 months ago. If the number of infections increases over the summer, this booster should help to reduce your risk of being admitted to hospital with COVID-19.

 

The practice currently does NOT have access to Covid Booster Vaccine and would kindly ask that either you wait to be invited by the practice when the vaccine arrives in April, or you can contact the National Booking System to arrange for your booster to be given at the various vaccine sites locally.

BOOK YOUR BOOSTER THROUGH THE NATIONAL BOOKING SERVICE

 

LOCAL VACCINATION SITES INFORMATION

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