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People aged 50 and over will be able to book their autumn boosters tomorrow

People in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire aged 50 and over will be able to book their autumn booster jabs tomorrow.

 

Online and phone bookings will open to people aged between 50 and 64 to book their Covid autumn booster jabs tomorrow (Friday 14 October). 

More than 150,000 people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have already booked their autumn booster jab in just over a month and plenty more have walked in for their lifesaving jab.  

More than 50 sites are available across the county at GP sites, pharmacies and at larger venues making it easier than ever to get vaccinated ahead of winter. There are also two large vaccination centres offering booked and walk in appointments at The Courtaulds Building in Haydn Road, Sherwood and at Ashfield Health Village in Kirkby in Ashfield.  

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Local health leaders are urging those who are eligible to book their covid and flu jabs to get protected ahead of what is being describes as a ‘twindemic’ of flu and covid this winter. 

Amanda Sullivan, chief executive of NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, said: “Thanks to the incredible work of our NHS staff and volunteers, our Covid autumn vaccination programme continues to go from strength to strength as we open up eligibility to even more people. 

“As we approach what could be an extremely challenging winter for the NHS, it is vital to get protected against both Covid and flu so please come forward and book.  

“The vaccines are being offered to those who need them the most because it is important we make sure our immunity against these illnesses is topped up, so please do book your jab as soon as you can.” 

In line with advice from the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation), those eligible for an autumn Covid booster this year include: 

  • residents in care homes for older adults 
  • staff working in care homes for older adults 
  • frontline health and social care workers 
  • all adults aged 50 years and over 
  • people aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group 
  • people aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression 
  • people aged 16 to 49 years who are carers 
Appointments can be booked via 119 or on the NHS website. Walk in venues can be found here. 
  • people aged 50 and over 
  • those aged between six months and 49 years with a specified health condition 
  • some secondary school-aged children 
  • 2 and 3-year-olds 
  • pregnant women 
  • primary school-aged children 
  • those in care homes 
  • people who are carers, as set out in the Green Book 
  • frontline healthcare workers 
  • frontline social care staff who do not have access to occupational health schemes 
  • household contacts of people with weakened immune systems. 
For a full list of pharmacies offering a free NHS flu vaccination, including those not part of the NHS pilot, please visit the nhs.uk website. 

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