Image 1

Boosted! Mayor gets booster jab as Covid cases remain high in H&F

Categoriesnews Health and carenews

Image captionImage 1: Pictured is the Mayor of H&F, Cllr PJ Murphy, receiving his Covid booster at the Brook Green Medical Centre

Hammersmith & Fulham’s Mayor got his booster jab to better protect himself and those around him from Covid as cases remain high across the borough.

The Mayor, Cllr PJ Murphy, has urged all eligible local residents to go for their free booster vaccination when called by the NHS, after receiving his at the Brook Green Medical Centre last week.

The level of immunity significantly drops after six months so it is crucial those residents most at risk from Covid protect themselves with a third dose of the vaccine.

“The booster jab could save your life this winter. Two jabs are no longer enough to help keep those most at risk from Covid out of hospital,” said Cllr Murphy.

“We now know that all Covid vaccines start to be less effective six months after your second dose so please don’t delay getting your top-up booster.”

When can I get my booster jab?

Eligible people can get the booster six months after receiving their second vaccine.

You can book your booster appointment on the NHS website if it has been five months or more since you had your second dose. The appointment date offered will be from six months after your second dose.

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.

This covers:

  • 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.

Find out more about booster jabs (NHS)

Want to read more news stories like this? Subscribe to our weekly e-news bulletin.