Covid cases are on the rise | Get boosted

You may have seen in the news recently that Covid cases are rising again. The latest Office for National Statistics survey suggested that one in 19 people in England have Coronavirus. There has also been an increase in hospitalisations but the good news is that we are not seeing the same level of severe illness and, thankfully, far fewer people are losing their lives to the virus. That’s largely down to the vaccine programme and so it’s important to remember that the best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family is to get vaccinated and have a follow up with a booster jab.

There are two booster doses of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine you may be able to get:

  • a booster for everyone aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15
  • a spring booster for people aged 75 and over, people who live in a care home for older people, or people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system

If you have not had a booster dose yet, you’re still eligible and can book anytime.

Click here to book an appointment if you’re 16 or over, or the parent of a child aged 12-15.

You can also go to a walk-in centre for your vaccine or booster. Click here to find the opening hours of walk-in centres near you.

NHS advice on the booster jab

The NHS has this handy information page on the booster jab with all the information you need to know.

Other simple things you can do to reduce the chances of catching Covid-19 are:

  • Let fresh air & ventilate indoor spaces
  • Wear a mask in crowded places
  • Stay at home if you’re feeling unwell. talk to your manager to discuss your options if you have Covid-19
  • Wash your hands regularly

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