• Kenneth Gibson MSP

Eligible People Encouraged to take COVID Spring Booster


People in eligible groups who have not yet had their spring booster jab are being encouraged to make an appointment now, to receive it by the end of June.


These additional vaccinations have been offered to people aged 75 or over and those aged over 12 who are immunosuppressed, with clinics operating since early March until 30 June.


Anyone in these groups who has not yet come forward can book online or call the national vaccination helpline seven days a week to make an appointment which suits them.


Kenneth Gibson MSP said:


“Almost 90% of over 75s and around two thirds of those who are aged over 12 and are immunosuppressed have already taken up the offer of a spring booster.


“However, we are seeing higher numbers of infections across our communities right now, which is why booster vaccination is needed to maintain the best protection against COVID-19 for those at highest risk of severe effects from the virus.


“If you have missed yours, for whatever reason, please rearrange online at NHS Inform or by calling the helpline on 0800 030 8013 seven days a week between 8am and 8pm, at no cost.”


NHS Inform offers more information on the spring booster and how to book online.


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