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COVID-19 Booster vaccination programme

We are pleased to be able to confirm that we are now launching the COVID-19 Booster vaccination programme. The vaccine will be administered at hospital hubs located in Lincoln, Grantham and Pilgrim hospitals.

NHS England have requested that our clinically vulnerable staff, our BAME colleagues and those with the longest interval since the second dose of their primary course of vaccination are prioritised and given the opportunity to book their vaccination appointment first.  Therefore we ask those staff to use the booking links listed below as soon as possible. All other staff can book their appointments from Friday 24 September onwards.

Lincoln Hospital Hub

Grantham Hospital Hub

Pilgrim Hospital Hub

You will be required to remain in the Hospital Hub for 15 minutes post-vaccination.

The Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) advises that the booster vaccine dose is offered no earlier than 6 months after completion of the primary vaccine course.  Therefore, please check the date you received your second COVID-19 vaccine dose and please only book a booster vaccination when 6 months have passed.  Please bring to your appointment evidence of your second dose date of your primary COVID-19 vaccine.  If you book earlier than 6 months and attend the Hospital Hub we will be unable to vaccinate you.

The JCVI ‘advises a preference for the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT162b2/ Comirnaty®) vaccine to be offered as the third booster dose irrespective of which product was used in the primary schedule.  In our Hospital Hubs we will be providing only Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine only.

As part of our ’21 Winter Vaccination Programme’ we are also offering to administer your flu vaccine, as per JCVI guidance. Please let our clinical staff know if you would also like to receive the flu vaccine when you attend your appointment.

Public Health England PHE/Green Book guidance states that if the vaccines are not given together, they can be administered at any interval.

NHS England has also asked us to provide a health check when staff attend their vaccination appointment. This will include checking weight, height, BMI (body mass index) and blood pressure.  We will also be providing information regarding further health interventions i.e. smoking cessation plus how to access our mental health services i.e. counselling etc.

Please note that car parking is free when you attend your vaccination(s), and on arrival you will be asked to input your vehicle and name details into a spreadsheet to inform our car parking department there will be no parking fee charged.

For more information about the ULHT 21 Winter Vaccination Programme please email winter.vaccines21@ulh.nhs.uk