The NHS is reminding the public about the importance of the Covid-19 booster vaccine ahead of winter. Boosters are being offered to over 50s, people over 16 with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19, and health and social care workers. These groups can have their booster once six months has passed since their second dose.
Those eligible for a booster vaccination are being contacted by the NHS inviting them to book in for their jabs. However, if a person is eligible and has not yet received an invitation, they will be able to walk into certain sites to receive their booster. These include:
You can find more information here.
The public are also being reminded to come forward for their flu jab to maximise their protection ahead of winter. You can find out more about who is eligible and where to get a flu vaccine here.
*Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Nottingham University Hospitals and Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust
The NHS is here for you and so if you are concerned about a new lump or mole or have any other health issues then please get in touch with your GP.
If it is not an emergency you can use a range of service, such as:
Pharmacies can offer over the counter advice and treat common illnesses such as colds, sore throats, stings and allergies.
Call 111 First
Once a patients calls 111 or visits 111 online they will be navigated to the most appropriate service, first time by a trained operator. The operator will even be able to book appointments and timeslots at the most appropriate health service for your needs.
Visit the NHS Urgent Care Centre