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Bookings open for Spring Covid booster jabs

Bookings are now open for those who are at the highest risk of becoming unwell from Covid-19.

Spring vaccinations can be booked from 5 April with vaccinations being delivered from 17 April.

The spring booster is being offered to:

  • everyone aged 75 years and over
  • residents in care homes for older adults
  • people aged 5 years and over with a weakened immune system.

Eligible individuals will be offered the vaccine around 6 months after their previous dose.

The vaccination is available through a mixture of walk-in and booked appointments at pharmacies, GP sites, designated health centres and hospital hubs across the city and county.

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People who have not yet received a 1st and 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccinations will still be able to receive this – however, following JCVI advice, availability of these vaccines will conclude at the end of the spring campaign on 30 June 2023.

Steve Upton, Deputy Director of Operations for the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, said:

“Like some other vaccines, levels of protection may decline over time.

“Top-up jabs are offered to help you maintain strong protection from becoming seriously ill or needing to go to hospital if you catch Covid-19.

“That’s why the most vulnerable people are given a chance to top up their immunity with a seasonal vaccination.

“It is important those at the highest risk of severe illness do not become complacent and I would encourage everyone who is eligible to come forward and book a spring booster as soon as possible.

“We have been delivering the life-saving vaccine for more than two years now and our incredible teams of staff will be available to give you the very best service, help and advice throughout the whole process.”

People can book an appointment on the NHS website, via the NHS App or by calling 119. Or you can also get a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from a walk-in site without an appointment. People can find their nearest walk-in sites on the NHS website.

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