There is a last chance for people across Nottinghamshire to get a Covid-19 booster jab. It comes as the booster jab offer is set to end on February 12.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that the offer of an Autumn Booster and an initial booster dose for all 16 to 49 year olds who are not considered at risk will end from this date.
The offer of a first and second dose will still be available for those who are yet to come forward. The NHS is urging anyone yet to come forward for their booster vaccines to do so before the end date.
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More than 350,000 people have had their Covid-19 autumn booster in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, which is 64 per cent of the population.
Amanda Sullivan, Chief Executive of NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, said: “There are still eligible people who are yet to take up their winter vaccinations and are therefore at increased risk of serious illness.
“I would urge everyone who is eligible and not benefited from the coronavirus>Covid-19 booster to come forward and get protected ahead of the 12 February deadline. We have plenty of bookable appointments, as well as walk-in clinics offering Covid jabs in convenient community locations.
“Covid-19 remains very dangerous and even life threatening for some, especially older people and younger people with long term health conditions. Getting boosted means people can recharge their protection.”
There are currently 1,193 patients in the Midlands with Covid-19 in hospitals with 1,482 cases in the East Midlands recorded over the last seven-day reporting period.
The vaccine has been rigorously tested to the highest safety standards and is continuously monitored for safety. It has been tested on tens of thousands of people across the world – men, women, people of different ethnicities and ages – as well as given to millions more.
People can book an appointment on the NHS website 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.
Who is eligible for an Autumn Booster:
A seasonal booster (autumn booster) can be booked online for anyone who is:
- aged 50 or over
- aged 5 and over and at high risk due to a health condition
- aged 5 and over and at high risk because of a weakened immune system
- aged 5 and over and lives with someone who has a weakened immune system
- aged 16 and over and is a carer, either paid or unpaid
- a frontline health and social care worker
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