Date of issue: 21 June 2023
The NHS in Somerset is encouraging all eligible people who haven’t yet had their spring booster to get their vaccination before the campaign comes to a close at the end of June.
Since the launch of the spring booster campaign in April, the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Somerset has provided more than 69,000 vaccinations, which is over 70% of those who are eligible.
In addition to the spring booster, Friday 30 June will also be the last chance for people to have their first or second COVID vaccine dose to come forward. After this, the vaccination programme will change to a targeted seasonal offer only for those at increased risk.
Caroline Upton, Head of Nursing and Quality for the Somerset COVID vaccination programme explained “We’ve seen a really positive uptake for the spring booster campaign in Somerset so far, but with just a week to go until the end of this programme, we know that there are still some people who haven’t had their jab yet.
“It’s really important to remember that COVID is still circulating, and vaccine immunity is declining for those most at risk, so having your booster jab is the best way to boost your protection and reduce the risk of becoming seriously unwell due to COVID-19 infection.
“There are plenty of vaccination appointments available over the next few days, and I really would like to encourage anyone who is eligible, to take up the opportunity and book in your appointment before the campaign ends.”
There are a number of ways to book your booster appointment:
- Visit the national booking service to view available locations and clinics across Somerset.
- Book your appointment through the NHS App
- Call 119
- Visit a drop-in clinic – available across the county.
Details of available drop-in clinics are available on the NHS website.