Covid booster jabs are now being delivered by the NHS in Oxfordshire. Picture: Ben Birchall/ PA Images
CORONAVIRUS booster jabs are now being delivered by the NHS in Oxfordshire.
People in eligible groups, who had their second jab at least six months ago, are being invited for a top up.
These groups include:
• those living in residential care homes for older adults
• all adults aged 50 years or over
• frontline health and social care workers
• all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe Covid-19, and adult carers
• adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals
At this stage, those eligible for boosters will be the most vulnerable residents who had their Covid vaccination in the early weeks of the vaccination programme, in December 2020 and January 2021.
People will be offered the booster through a range of services.
Primary care teams will vaccinate care home staff and residents, while health and social care staff will be directed to book their appointments through employers and members of the public will be invited to get their booster through a GP-led service and/or be contacted by the NHS to go through the national Covid-19 vaccination booking service.
People can also book their booster via the national booking service once they are eligible.
You do not need to contact the NHS to arrange your booster vaccine as the NHS will be in touch when you become eligible for the jab.