COVID-19 Autumn 2022 Booster Vaccinations

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The Autumn COVID-19 booster vaccination programme has begun.

Our COVID vaccination centre will be at:- Tadcaster Health Centre

All patients:

  • over 50 years,
  • at risk patients 16-50 years
  • and immunosuppressed households aged 5-50 years

are now being offered their Autumn Booster. This follows the recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that an extra dose should be offered to these groups to make sure those at greatest risk continue to have high levels of protection against COVID-19.

If you are eligible for an extra booster, we will contact you when it is your turn, with details of how to make an appointment. People are being prioritised according to when they had their previous booster and by clinical need, so please wait to hear and do not contact the practice or other NHS services. Everyone who is eligible will be contacted, depending on when they had their last booster.

You will be invited by text message or if you don’t have a mobile phone someone from our vaccination clinic PCN team will contact you. Once invited, people will be able to book an appointment at our vaccination clinic, which will be Tadcaster Health Centre.  Some people may also be contacted by the National Booking System and offered an appointment, you can book an appointment with them at other vaccination centres if you wish.

Vaccinating everyone who is eligible can help to reduce the risk of becoming ill and needing to have time off work, school or college.  It will also reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to potentially vulnerable friends, colleagues or family members who could become extremely ill.

Although it feels like life is returning to normal, COVID-19 is still with us.  The virus spreads easily when people are together in enclosed spaces, such as public transport, indoors at home or work.  Getting up-to-date with your vaccination is the best defence against infection, to keep yourself, your family and the wider population healthy.