Vulnerable people encouraged to spring into action and get boosted

Wiltshire Council is encouraging eligible people across the county to take up the offer of getting a COVID-19 booster this spring, to help protect themselves and those around them.

People aged 75 and over, as well as anyone with a weakened immune system, were  contacted in April and invited to book an appointment to get vaccinated.

Some people will be able to arrange their booster directly with their GP practice when invited to do so, while others will be asked to book an appointment at a community pharmacy or nearby pop-up clinic.

Wiltshire Council is working with BSW ICB to ensure there are pop-up vaccination clinics throughout the county available for eligible people to use.

Although COVID-19’s impact on people’s daily lives has lessened over the past year, people who are older or living with pre-existing conditions are still at risk.

Kate Blackburn, Public Health director for Wiltshire, said: “I’d urge everyone eligible for the spring booster to take up the offer of the vaccination, which will offer protection against the virus and provide peace of mind for people and their loved ones.

“We have adapted to COVID-19 as part of our daily lives but we mustn’t get complacent or forget the potential devastating impact the virus can still have, particularly to people of a certain age or living with a health condition.

Booster vaccines will be available either through your GP practice, pharmacies or at community venues throughout the county.

For more information about booking a GP or pop-up clinic vaccine appointment, people should visit the NHS website.

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