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
- aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19
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.
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