Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Come forward for your COVID booster jab

The NHS National Booking Service for COVID vaccinations has opened to people aged 40 to 49 for their booster jab, and young people aged 16 to 17 for their second jab.

Booster jabs and second doses will protect the progress the government has already made through the vaccination programme, ensuring Christmas can be enjoyed safely. People are encouraged to come forward for their jabs as soon as they are eligible to get the best possible protection ahead of winter.

Findings show that 2 weeks after receiving a booster dose, protection against symptomatic infection in adults aged 50 years and over was 93.1% in those with Oxford/AstraZeneca as their primary vaccine and 94.0% for Pfizer-BioNTech.

I’ve already had my booster jab. I am incredibly proud of our local NHS who have achieved very high vaccination rates across Tynedale and Ponteland.

However, COVID has not gone away, and the booster programme will ensure that those who are the most vulnerable in our community receive the maximum protection from the virus.

Please come forward for your booster vaccine and flu jab, it will help protect yourself and your loved ones.

For more information please visit the NHS website online HERE.