Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that the booster vaccination programme is extending to all eligible adults aged over 18, NHS staff in Herts and west Essex have been working around the clock to increase vaccination opportunities in the area.
This week, thousands more bookable vaccination slots are being added in our area, adding to the 10,000 vaccinations a day already being offered. Please check the national booking service website to make an appointment: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination or call 119 if you do not have internet access.
Bookable vaccination slots are available in large vaccination centres and more than 30 community pharmacies, with more pharmacies due to join soon. In addition, GPs are contacting patients to call them in to be vaccinated when they are eligible.
There must be a three-month gap between your second vaccination and your booster jab.
People aged 18+ who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 must wait for four weeks to have passed after their positive test before having a vaccination.
People aged between 12 and 18 must wait for 12 weeks after having a positive test before having another vaccination.
Check out your eligibility for a vaccination, see answers to frequently asked questions, or find out how to book your next vaccine here: https://covid.healthierfuture.org.uk
Can you help?
The NHS is calling for more vaccinators, staff with administrative skills and volunteers to come forward to help accelerate the booster programme. If you are a registered health care professional with clinical vaccination experience