Covid-19 Booster – People aged 40 years and over, health and social care workers and younger people at risk are being offered a booster dose of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. You can book online or call 119 to make an appointment to have your booster.
Like some other vaccines, levels of protection may begin to wane over time. This booster dose will help extend the protection you gained from your first 2 doses and give you longer term protection.
The booster will help to reduce the risk of you needing admission to hospital due to COVID-19 infection this winter.
Flu vaccination is important because:
– more people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic
– if you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill
– getting vaccinated against flu and COVID-19 will provide protection for you and those around you for both these serious illnesses
If you’ve had COVID-19, it’s safe to have the flu vaccine. It will still be effective at helping to prevent flu.
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