Spring booster programme begins
Bookings are now open for hundreds of thousands of people to get their Spring Covid booster, topping up the protection of the most vulnerable against Covid.
(The Chairman of the CCC Copeland local committee, who is in an eligible category, has set an example by booking his immediately as he explained at Local Committee today).
- Britain's phenomenal vaccination programme has saved countless lives and built a wall of defence which has allowed us to learn to live with Covid – but we must protect this success and top up people’s protection.
- That is why, from Monday, bookings opened for Spring boosters, and this week around 600,000 people will be invited to book, with eligible groups including care home residents, the over 75s, and those who are immunosuppressed aged 12 and over. In all, around five million people will be able to get a Spring booster dose.
- This will give the most vulnerable additional top up protection as we continue to learn to live with Covid. Everyone who does not have a specific medical reason not to take the vaccine is strongly urged to come forward as soon as they are contacted by the NHS. If you have any concerns about whether the vaccine is right for you or a member of your family, please discuss it with an appropriately qualified medical professional.