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25th Jun, 2022

Doctors getting ready to rollout fourth Covid jabs in Redditch

Ross Crawford 24th Mar, 2022

PEOPLE aged 75 and over and those who are immuno-suppressed will be invited to book their fourth Covid jab from this week.

Those who are eligible to make a spring booster appointment will be contacted in advance, so people should wait until they hear from the NHS.

Priority will be given to those whose clinical need is greatest starting with those who have the longest gap since their most recent dose, then working through the cohort to invite others who have waited less time.

Everyone who is eligible will be offered a top up over the spring and early summer.

Dr Ian Tait, GP and chair of NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Covid-19 is still circulating within our communities.

As we learn to live with it, sadly we continue to see significant numbers of people unwell in hospital with Covid.

“So it remains vital that those most at risk come forward when they are invited to do so.

“Ensuring adults over 75, residents in care homes and individuals 12 and over who have a weakened immune system have their spring booster vaccine is an important priority for the NHS.”

The NHS continues to encourage those who have yet to come forward for their first, second or booster dose, to do so at a time and place that is convenient for them.

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