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2023 Covid Spring Booster
A new covid Spring booster campaign will launch soon to give added protection to those most at risk of getting seriously ill with covid. The decision to offer Spring boosters comes from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and immunisation (JCVI) and is based on how we can best live with covid without restrictions.
Here's What You Need To Know ......
Who can get one?
There are 3 distinct groups who will be offered the spring covid booster. They are:
Adults aged 75 and older (or will be 75 by 30th June 2023
Adults living in care homes
Anyone aged 5 and older with a weakened immune systems
People in these categories will benefit the most from a booster vaccination as protection from previous jabs will decrease the quickest in these groups.
The latest data shows that nearly 9,000 people are currently in hospital with covid. It is a reminder, should we need it, that covid has not gone away.
The boosters are a precautionary measure for people most at risk of getting seriously ill.
Since the launch of the vaccine programme in 2020, more than 151 million doses have been given in the UK, saving tens of thousands of lives and keeping even more out of hospital.
When will this happen?
The Spring booster campaign will begin in early April.
We will be opening the Christchurch Clinic from the 18th April for all patients aged over 75 years and for those with a weakened immune system. This clinic will run on various days up to the end of May.
We will offer the Spring covid booster to patients in care homes week commencing Monday 3rd April.
Vaccinations for housebound patients will start from the 17th April.
There should be a gap of 3-6 months from any previous covid vaccinations (first, second or other booster doses). If you have recently had covid, it is advisable to wait four weeks before booking a booster, (or twelve weeks for those under 18 years old).
Please note that the booster campaign will only run until 30th June 2023.
Where can I find further information?
Further information on the Spring booster can be found by clicking the link below:
A guide to the COVID-19 spring booster 2023 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Please complete the form below if you have a weakened immune system and unsure if you are eligible for the Spring Covid Booster. A member of our team will be in touch shortly if you meet the government eligibility criteria.
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