The JCVI have recommended a spring Covid-19 booster vaccine for individuals at higher risk of severe Covid-19.
Patients eligible for this booster are:
- Adults aged 75 and over
- Residents in a care home for older adults
- Individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed (such as patients receiving chemotherapy treatment or with long-term auto-immune diseases who require long-term immunosuppressive treatments)
If you fall into one of the eligibility groups above you may have received a letter from NHS England advising that you can book an appointment online at a vaccination centre for your booster vaccination. If you would prefer to have your vaccination done locally through the surgery please wait for us to contact you. All of our eligible patients with a registered mobile number will receive a text message inviting them to book an appointment online for the surgery clinics. Patients without a registered mobile will be contacted by a member of the practice team. We are currently working on arrangements for our Care Home and Housebound patients and will be visiting these patients in the coming weeks.
Please continue to be patient with our team members, we are working incredibly hard to deliver this vaccination programme whilst still experiencing staff shortages and increased demand. Your kindness is very much appreciated.