GP Practices (offering Spring vaccinations to patients)

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People aged 75 and over, residents in care homes for older adults and people aged 5 and over with weakened immune systems are being offered an additional COVID vaccination this Spring.

Protection from the vaccines decreases over time, particularly in older people or those with weakened immune systems. The extra vaccination is to help make sure those at greatest risk continue to have high levels of protection against the virus and help prevent them from becoming seriously ill or needing hospital care.

If you are eligible for an extra vaccination, we will contact you when it is your turn with details of how to make an appointment. Everyone who is eligible will be offered an appointment between 17 April and 30 June.  You may also receive a letter or text from the NHS National Booking Service inviting you to book an appointment so you can choose to do this if you prefer or wait for us to contact you.

If you still need a first or second COVOD vaccination, you can book an appointment up until 30 June at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.

For further information on spring vaccinations and COVID-19 vaccinations please visit www.westyorkshire.icb.nhs.uk/covidvaccination