Last chance to get protected from Covid
Tuesday, 27 June 2023
The NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Programme's spring campaign will end on Friday 30 June and it will be the last day anyone due a spring booster or yet to have a first or second dose will be able to get one.
Those eligible for the spring booster, in line with advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), include people aged 75 and over, people aged five and over with weakened immune systems and older adult care home residents.
Over 6 million covid vaccines have now been delivered across Cheshire and Merseyside, including more than 2 million first doses.
With the vaccination offer set to end until any future campaign is announced by the JCVI and Government, the NHS in Cheshire and Merseyside has urged those yet to come forward to do so this week and ensure they have the maximum protection from covid over the coming weeks and months.
Anyone due a jab should book an appointment online as soon as possible or visit one of the walk-in sites across the region.
Bookings for spring vaccinations and for first and second doses can be made online at www.nhs.uk/COVIDvaccine, by downloading the NHS App or by calling 119 for free. The last bookings can be made until Thursday 29 June.
Walk-in vaccinations are also available on the Living Well Bus until 30 June. Visit cwp.nhs.uk/livingwellservice for The Living Well Bus timetable or you can find a convenient walk-in vaccination site near you at nhs.uk/vaccine-walk-in.
Jayne Wood, Director of Vaccine and Testing Operations, NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, said:
“If you’re eligible for a spring COVID-19 vaccination or have not yet taken up the offer of a first or second dose, now is the last chance to come forward. The vaccination will give you protection over summer and peace of mind through until winter.”
Dr Fiona Lemmens, Associate Medical Director, NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, said:
“Around 215,000 of those most at-risk of becoming ill with COVID-19 are eligible for the spring booster in the region.
“There are just a few days left to protect yourself from COVID before the offer ends on 30 June. If you have had only one COVID vaccine so far, or none at all, it is not too late. I would urge anyone who is eligible and has yet to get vaccinated to book an appointment before 30 June.”
Those invited should make sure their appointment takes place at least 91 days since their last dose.
Anyone who believes they should be eligible for a vaccine but does not get invited can check online. Alternatively, they can self-declare via the National Booking Service and then speak to a clinician on site.
The last spring vaccination appointments will be offered on 30 June.
Covid-19 vaccinations for everyone who was aged 5 on or before 31 August 2022 will also end after that date, following recent advice from the JCVI. After 30 June, the NHS offer will become more targeted to those at increased risk, usually during seasonal campaigns.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Living Well Service will continue its mobile outreach service across Cheshire and Merseyside, offering free health checks and wider wellbeing advice to anyone who drops-in. For more information about Living Well or to see the service’s timetable visit: www.cwp.nhs.uk/livingwellservice