People aged 65 and over can now book Covid-19 booster vaccination online or via 111.
The NHS has announced it is also offering appointments to carers and pregnant women while the rollout of the vaccine continues into the autumn months.
Also, people aged 75 and over, who are severely immunocompromised frontline health and care workers, have been able to book a refresher since last week.
Bookings can be made online or by phone as long as the person had their last Covid shock at least three months ago.
Around 26million people in England are eligible for an Autumn Booster in the coming weeks.
The NHS will be inviting over 4million people for an Autumn COVID-19 booster next week.
The rollout begins Monday with nursing home residents and people who are housebound. pic.twitter.com/TQ1gVNPRny
— NHS England (@NHSEngland) September 3, 2022
People aged 65 and over are encouraged to book a Covid-19 booster shot
NHS Director of Vaccination and Screening Steve Russell said: “There is no room for complacency in retention Covid-19 on the back foot and this fall booster will help protect those most at risk.
“Starting today, pregnant women and carers aged 65 and over can be vaccinated.
“If you are a beneficiary it is still important to get your next dose so please get in touch as soon as possible.”
Dozens of hospital centers are participating in the roll-out to give the vaccination – plus flu vaccines where possible – to the public and NHS staff.
Finally, a vaccine will be offered to all over 50s.
Two vaccinations approved to be used as a booster this fall and winter – one from Moderna and the second from Pfizer.
Both have been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to target both the original and Omicron strains of the virus.
Individuals who qualify for an Fall/Winter booster shot include adults 50 years and older, those aged five to 49 with health conditions that put them at higher risk, pregnant women, nursing home workers, and health and social workers frontline, caregivers and household contacts of people with compromised immune systems.
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