Covid-19 Vaccination Update

 

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All adults will be able to book a Covid-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year, to protect the nation against the Omicron variant. Online bookings are now available for those aged 30 and above. The national booking service will open up to everyone aged 18 and over from Wednesday 15 December 2021.

A patient receiving a vaccination

The best way to get your vaccine is to book online at the NHS website or call 119 – new appointments are loaded onto the system daily so do keep checking. Some walk-in sites do not require appointments; please check for clinics with walk-in availability and their opening hours at Happy Healthy Lives - Vaccination Drop-ins.

GP teams have been asked to clinically prioritise their services to free up maximum capacity to support the Covid-19 vaccination programme, whilst still offering critical appointments for cancer, urgent and emergency care. This may mean that, for some people, routine appointments could be postponed as part of the national mission to roll out boosters.

Scientists are very concerned about the spread of Omicron due to the speed at which it spreads, and because two doses of the vaccine do not appear to provide enough protection. Thankfully a booster dramatically improves this, which is why the Government has asked the NHS to prioritise boosters over other routine care.

We appreciate your support and understanding and urge you to come forward for your vaccination as soon as possible.

Published: Dec 14, 2021