Friday 29 April 2022
Any islanders over the age of 75, and those who are immunosuppressed, who have received an invite to get a spring booster are now able to book a vaccine appointment at either the Community Vaccination Centre or their GP practice.
The team running the vaccination programme have been working closely with colleagues in Primary Care (the three GP practices) with the private providers taking on a larger role in the programme in recent months.
Primary Care initially focused on the immunosuppressed cohort and care home residents, but now have capacity to vaccinate remaining over-75s who have not yet booked in for their spring booster.
Anyone who has already booked an appointment to receive their booster at the CVC is asked to keep it in place.
The decision by the Committee for Health & Social Care to offer a spring booster for over-75s and those who are immunosuppressed follows latest guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
Letters are being sent to those who are eligible.
The JCVI advice can be read in full at JCVI advises a spring COVID-19 vaccine dose for the most vulnerable - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).