Spring Boosters for the over 75’s in Crediton area

Monday 9th May 2022 3:30 pm
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IN March 2022 the NHS continued to roll out the Covid-19 vaccination programme by offering Spring Boosters to the over 75s, residents in care homes for older adults and those who are severely immunosuppressed, such as those receiving cancer treatment.

Dr Julie Yates, Lead Consultant for Screening and Immunisation for the NHS England and NHS Improvement for the South West said: “Even if you have tested positive for the virus, it is important you use this opportunity to top up your immunity.

“Having the full number of recommended doses of the vaccine still provides your best protection.”

Covid-19 is more serious in older people and those with a weakened immune system and protection from the vaccine may also decline more quickly in these groups.

The JCVI recommended that those eligible receive their spring booster six months (182 days) after their first booster dose.

There are several ways someone can receive their Covid-19 spring booster:

• Book an appointment at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy using the National Booking System website or by calling 119.

• Find a spring booster walk-in clinic using the website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site/.

• Your local GP practice may call and invite you to book an appointment at their clinic.

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