It’s time for those people most at risk from Covid who had their second vaccine six months ago to get topped up with a booster.
“The latest evidence is that the vaccine loses its strength gradually over six months so getting a booster shot is crucial for those most at risk to stay protected against Covid,” said Cllr Ben Coleman, H&F Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care.
With Covid cases and hospitalisations rising in H&F, the booster is essential to help prevent serious illness from the virus and reduce the risk of spreading it further.
“After six months, having had two shots is no longer enough for those most at risk from Covid – you need the booster,” said Cllr Coleman. “This will also make you less likely to infect others. It’s a caring thing to do.”
People will be able to book an appointment on the NHS website. You can also call 119 to book your appointment or pop into a local pharmacy offering a walk-in service.
Who can get the booster vaccine?
Boosters are on offer to the people most at risk from Covid who had their second vaccine at least 6 months ago - including pregnant women who are in one of the eligible groups below.
- people aged 40 and over
- people who live and work in care homes
- frontline health and social care workers
- people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from Covid
- people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from Covid
- people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections.
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