Millions of people in the UK are set to be given a spring Covid booster jab
The fight against Covid continues as the Government has revealed that Vulnerable people in Lincolnshire and the UK are set to be given a Covid booster jab.
The new Covid booster jab will be offered to vulnerable people and those who are in care homes, people who are over 75 and the immunosuppressed aged 12 and over.
The Government has announced that the new booster jab will be offered this week. Those living in Lincolnshire including Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Lincoln, Boston, Skegness, and Louth, who are classed as vulnerable will receive a letter letting them know when they can have the Covid booster jab.
According to official reports, five million people are expected to receive the new booster jab with 600,000 of them being invited this week for the jab.
Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said: “Our phenomenal vaccination programme has saved countless lives and built a wall of defence which has allowed us to learn to live with Covid.
“Following the massive success of the rollout so far, we are now offering over-75s and the most vulnerable a spring booster dose to top up their protection against this virus.”
Those people who are entitled to the booster jab will be contacted from this week. Once they have their invitation, they will be able to book an appointment through the national booking system or by calling NHS 119. Local NHS teams will also be administering the jab in care homes.
NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard said: “The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has not stopped in its efforts to protect people from coronavirus – around five million of the most vulnerable people will be eligible for a spring dose and from tomorrow, we will start giving eligible groups their additional top up in protection. We have protected millions of people at speed thanks to the efforts of our staff, aided by volunteers.
“They will once again rise to the next challenge. There is no need to contact the NHS – when you are eligible for your ‘spring boost’ of protection, we will be in touch so you can book your appointment at one of hundreds of vaccination sites across the country.”
According to the NHS chief executive, those adults who are eligible to receive the booster jab will be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and those eligible people aged between 12 and 18 offered the Pfizer vaccine.