Sefton Health Director’s ‘book-a-booster’ reminder

Margaret Jones, Sefton Council’s Director of Public Health is urging people across the Borough to book their COVID-19 booster jab, if they are eligible for it in the next month.

Booster jabs are available to people who have had their first and second COVID-19 vaccinations from six months after the date of their second jab.

Eligible

Anyone who has had their first and second vaccinations and is within a month of being eligible for their booster jab can now book their appointment at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccination or by calling 119.

Anyone who had their second vaccination six months ago or longer, can also use the www.NHS.uk or call 119 to find a walk-in coronavirus vaccination site where they can get a booster jab.

Longer-term

Margaret Jones said: “While first and second vaccinations are still providing people with good levels of protection from the virus, a booster dose can give people longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

“Most people will be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, which may be different from their previous jabs, but they remain safe and effective.”

Best protection

Mrs Jones also urged anyone who has yet to get their first or second jab, to do so as soon as possible. She said: “The NHS reporting that is seeing 14 times as many Covid patients as this time last year and warning that the number of young people being admitted to hospital for COVID is on the rise.

“Vaccination is still the best protection against coronavirus whatever your age and I would urge anyone eligible to get their first or second jab to get them as soon as possible. Just visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccination or call 119 today.

 

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