With just two days to go until Christmas, the NHS in Lincolnshire is urging people to get boosted as soon as possible.
With more than 415,000 booster vaccinations administered in the county since the end of September, Lincolnshire is on track to meet the government’s commitment to offer a booster to everyone who is eligible.
“In the seven days from 16th to 22nd December, we have given 78,983 boosters, which is a phenomenal effort, and down to the huge effort put in by our vaccination teams across the county – at GP practices, community pharmacies, and at our two Mass Vaccination Centres at PRSA, Boston, and at the Lincolnshire Showground – as well as the continued support from the Lincolnshire public, who keep coming forwards for their vaccinations,” comments Rebecca Neno, Director of Covid and Influenza Vaccination Programmes, NHS Lincolnshire CCG.
With the rapid and accelerating spread of the Omicron variant, people are being urged to come forwards and get boosted or get their first and/or second vaccinations if they haven’t already had them, as soon as possible.
“There’s no judgement – if you haven’t had your first and/or second vaccinations, please come and see us as quickly as possible. This way you can start to build up some protection from Omicron, before having your booster (three months after your second dose),” adds Rebecca.
“We are also particularly keen to see anyone who has an underlying health condition that classifies them as ‘clinically vulnerable’ – for example chronic respiratory disease, heart disease and vascular disease, or kidney disease. There are a number of people in Lincolnshire who this applies to and we would them to come in for their vaccinations urgently.”
With the exceptions of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day, we have a number of vaccination sites open throughout the festive break, and you can find out where they are here lincolnshireccg.nhs.uk/grabajab
“We’re very much still here for people, all of our vaccination sites continue to run, our GP and community pharmacy colleagues are providing huge support, we have plenty of vaccines available and lots of capacity to see people at our vaccination sites, including our Mass Vaccination Centres at PRSA, Boston, and at the Lincolnshire Showground, which are also offering walk-ins to anyone aged 18 and over. So, please don’t put it off, come and see us and get your vaccinations,” concludes Rebecca.