Coronavirus Vaccinations - Latest Updates
Who is being offered the Autumn Booster?
COVID-19 is more serious in older people and in people with certain underlying health conditions.
This winter it is expected that many respiratory infections, including COVID-19 and flu may be circulating at high levels – this may put increasing pressure on hospitals and other health care services. For these reasons, people aged 50 years and over, those in care homes, and those aged 5 years and over in clinical risk groups are being offered an autumn booster of COVID-19 vaccine.
A booster will also be offered to front-line health and social care staff, those who care for vulnerable individuals and families of individuals with weakened immune systems.
The autumn booster is being offered to those at high risk of the complications of COVID-19 infection, who may have not been boosted for a few months. As the number of COVID-19 infections increases over the winter, this booster should help to reduce your risk of being admitted to hospital with COVID-19.
Booking your vaccination:
From 7th September 2022, around four million people most vulnerable to Covid-19 will start to be invited to book in their autumn booster vaccine as the NHS’ National Booking Service launches appointments for Autumn boosters.
Sea Cadet Hall
We are continuing to work collaboratively with the Sea Cadet Hall for the majority of Covid-19 Autumn Booster vaccinations.
Covid-19 vaccine clinics commenced Tuesday 6th September and the Sea Cadet Hall are open 5 days a week Monday to Friday 8.15am until 6.00pm.
Canterbury Medical Practice are offering a very limited number of Covid-19 vaccinations at the practice for those in the priority groups as well as undertaking home visits for those who are housebound and unable to attend either the practice or the Sea Cadet Hall.
Who else can still get a COVID-19 vaccine
- Everyone aged 5 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- People aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.
- People aged 5 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses, will be offered a 3rd dose before any booster doses.
For more information please click here: A guide to the COVID-19 autumn booster - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The NHS is offering the COVID-19 vaccination for those:
- Aged 5+ for their first and second doses
- Aged 16+ for their booster vaccination
- Eligible for their spring booster (People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system).
If you haven't already had your COVID-19 vaccination please go to a walk-in centre or you can book your appointment online here.
Please note the Sea Cadet hall will be closed from Monday 18th April and will reopen on Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th April.
From Monday 2nd May this vaccination site will open on Monday and Fridays only.
Please note Pfizer vaccines are available every day the site is open and Astra Zeneca will be available on Mondays ONLY from 2nd May.
Published: Dec 9, 2020
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