Mar 262021

If you’re eligible then get your vaccination now while there are thousands of spaces50 or overMore than half of people aged 16 years old and over in Devon have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and now those who are eligible are being urged to book an appointment before the end of March while there are thousands of spaces available.

Everyone aged 50 years old and over, people with underlying health conditions and health and care workers are among those being encouraged to book an appointment for a first dose before the vaccine supply constraints begin in April.

If you’re not sure if you are eligible for a vaccine at the moment you can use the information on the NHS website to check before booking.

Most people who are clinically vulnerable will have been contacted by their GP practice in recent weeks, so if you are in this group and haven’t had your vaccine yet or booked an appointment please do so as soon as possible.

Making an appointment is simple. You can use the National Booking Service via the NHS website or by calling 119 to get an appointment at large vaccination centres or the selected community pharmacies that are offering the jab. Or, if you’ve been invited by your GP, please respond to book and attend while there are still plenty of spaces available.

If you use the online national booking system remember to click on the ‘confirm’ button which will finalise your booking. You should then receive an email confirming the details of your appointment.

Existing appointments for first and second doses of the vaccine are not being cancelled and it’s really important that you attend any booked appointments as planned. There is enough vaccine for everyone who is due a second dose to get it.