Call to get jabbed as winter approaches

Call to get jabbed as winter approaches

Oxford Health’s mass vaccination centres are ready to welcome even more people wanting to get their COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

The NHS is now also inviting those who had their second COVID-19 vaccination dose more than five months ago and who are  eligible to book their booster appointment after six months has elapsed.

This means you can now book your top-up jab in advance of becoming eligible so that you can receive it as soon as you reach six months (182 days).

Those eligible for the COVID booster programme include:

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults
  • all adults aged 50 years or over
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all those aged 16 to 49 years with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19, and adult carers
  • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals

Anyone who is yet to get their first or second dose is also being urged to get protected either by booking an appointment or finding a walk in opportunity.

You can find out more about eligibility for boosters and vaccinations here. To make a booking visit the National Booking Service

Anita Sherwood, Oxford Health’s Interim Director of COVID Operations, said: “It’s really important to get vaccinated and the good news is that it’s become easier to do this.

“There is now a range of opportunities for people to book appointments or find a walk-in. And the new announcement on booster bookings means that you can make sure you get yours as soon as you reach 182 days from your second dose.”

Published: 8 November 2021