Health leaders in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are urging those that are eligible for the spring booster to come forward and book an appointment. This call comes amidst concern that some people, particularly those aged 75 and over, who are eligible now for their next vaccination are choosing to wait until they are called in by their local NHS. Whilst, at the same time, in April, case rates of Covid-19 rose fastest amongst people aged 70 and over.
Anyone who is who is aged 75 years and over (or aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system) can receive their spring booster around 6 months after their previous Covid-19 vaccination. These groups of people are at higher risk of developing severe Covid-19.
Find out more about the Spring booster and why it’s important for eligible groups to have by downloading this leaflet: COVID-19: A guide to the spring booster for 75 years and older (publishing.service.gov.uk).