Friday, October 22, 2021

Winter Vaccine drive

The government has today launched a national advertising campaign alongside the largest ever winter vaccine drive – to boost vaccine uptake and strengthen our defensive wall against Covid over the winter months.

As we enter the winter months, seasonal weather increases transmission of viruses, including flu and Covid - it is vital that all those eligible to get a first vaccine dose, booster, or flu jab do so to protect themselves, their loved ones and the NHS. 

That is why the government is working with national pharmacies including Boots and advertising booster jabs on billboards, radio, and on TV shows such as Coronation street – while rolling out the biggest flu programme in history with 35 million people eligible for a free vaccine, after already administering over 4 million booster doses.

The government does have a Plan B to avoid a rise in hospitalisations which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS. These measures will be introduced if and only if they are needed.

Anyone who is eligible and has been invited to come forward to get their jab should do so. This is a national mission to continue providing the best possible protection against the virus.

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