The COVID-19 spring booster programme draws to a close this month, but it’s not too late for people who are eligible to have their vaccination, because clinics will still run over the summer.
People turning 75 on or after Friday 1 July will not be eligible for the spring booster, however anyone who is eligible on Thursday 30 June will still be able to have their vaccination during July, NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has said.
Anyone who is 75 and over, immunosuppressed or a resident of a care home on the 30 June, will still be able to have their spring booster vaccination. People who are immunosuppressed include those who are undergoing chemotherapy, have leukaemia or have had an organ transplant.
If you’re in this group, you can check with your GP or consultant if you are unsure whether you are eligible. NHS Devon Chief Nurse, Darryn Allcorn, said:
“We want to ensure that the people who are most at risk of COVID-19 are protected over the summer. We know people are more likely to socialise outside this time of year, but COVID-19 is still in circulation. If you haven’t yet had your spring booster, I would encourage you to book or visit one of our walk-in sessions.”
A further booster is planned this autumn, in line with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s advice.
You can read more about how to get your COVID-19 vaccination this summer on NHS Devon CCG’s website.