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Vaccinations are the best protection this winter

With the announcement that over the coming days some restrictions are being re-introduced it is now more important than ever to come forward for your vaccination whether it be a first, second or booster dose.

Boosters are now available for anyone aged 40 and over who had their second vaccine 3 months ago. Please either book directly with your local vaccination service when they contact you or through the National Booking Service.

For anyone between the age of 18 – 39 the NHS will be in contact with you when it is time for you to book for your booster vaccinations.

Martin Fahy, Director of Nursing and Quality, NHS Lincolnshire CCG said:

“Given the continued emergence of the Omicron variant and the reintroduction of measures to reduce transmission I want to encourage everyone who hasn’t yet taken up the opportunity to have a Covid vaccine to book at any of the services across Lincolnshire, our teams will be happy to answer any queries you may have and to support you if you are nervous about having a vaccine.

For those aged 40 and over who had their second vaccine over 3 months ago, please make time to get your booster.

I am particularly keen to encourage anyone who has any chronic condition or cares for someone and is particularly susceptible to viruses at this time of years to get the protection they need. To make it easier for people who are 18 and over and in the at risk group you can walk in at either the PRSA in Boston or the Lincoln showground from Monday 13 December to get your vaccine.

“Since the vaccination programme started the people of Lincolnshire have been absolutely amazing. We know that as we move into the festive period you will continue to do everything that you can to look after yourself, your loved ones and everyone living in Lincolnshire. So far 280,000 people have had their boosters we are here to ensure that you can get your booster when it is your turn.

The NHS will contact you when it is your turn to be vaccinated, when this happens please come forwards as quickly as possible and book your vaccination.  But until then please be patient, don’t contact us or your GP practice, we will absolutely ensure everyone who wants to be vaccinated has that opportunity.  Please keep an eye on the CCG website as all the information about vaccinations is updated there on a regular basis.”

In Lincolnshire, people have been encouraged to either wait to be contacted by their local vaccination centre or to book their booster vaccinations online using the National Booking System or by calling 119, and this will continue for the next phase of the booster programme.

Find out more on our Grab A Jab page.

Published 10/12/2021