Posted by: Laura Hammond
Tue 4th April 2023
A new Covid booster jab programme is underway in Derbyshire, with care home residents being vaccinated first.
Around 144,000 people in Derbyshire, including those aged over 75 and those with a weakened immune system, will be eligible for a vaccination under the Spring booster campaign, which got underway on Monday (April 3).
According to Joined Up Care Derbyshire, those living in care homes will be prioritised and will already have begun to receive their vaccinations.
Others who are eligible will be able to book a Covid booster jab on the National Booking Service or NHS App from Wednesday (April 5),with appointments available from Monday, April 17.
Anyone who is eligible for the booster should make sure their takes place at least three months after their last Covid vaccination.
Mandy Simpson, vaccination programme director at Joined Up Care Derbyshire, said: “Covid-19 is still in circulation and older people and those with weakened immune systems are at risk of being seriously ill if they catch the virus.
“We know that many people who are in these groups and eligible for the spring vaccination will be keen to get the further protection being offered as soon as possible.
“We remain committed at Joined Up Care Derbyshire to delivering a successful vaccination programme to protect our population. I would urge those that are eligible to come forward and take up the opportunity of further protection from the vaccine when the programme opens this week.”
Invitations to book an appointment will be sent to those who are eligible via the NHS App, text messages and by post.
You can read the full update from Joined Up Care Derbyshire here.
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