Covid-19 Booster Programme

Following today’s press conference, we know that patients are keen to know when the Covid Booster Programme will be extending. There is a process between initial announcement and the actioning of new guidance, this is to ensure that the NHs and all partners continue to deliver a safe programme. Once confirmed, patient will be notified when we are allowed to officially change the age cohort and the time between second and third dose.

We ask that you help us support your local GP practice and vaccination centre by not calling to ask questions about when the programme will be extended or walking into vaccination centre clinics unless you meet the current criteria for a booster vaccination. They will not be able to give you any further information. We are already experiencing high call volumes and increased patient walk-ins and at this stage, we kindly ask that if you have any questions, please continue to visit the NHS website Vaccination Programme page or call 119.

Thank-you