The Autumn COVID-19 booster vaccine campaign is now underway
People who are more vulnerable to the virus are being invited to top up their protection ahead of winter six months or more after receiving their second jab. Those in line for a booster jab include everyone aged 50 and over, frontline health and social care workers and those aged between 16 and 49 with an underlying health condition putting them at greater risk from the virus. People will be offered either a full dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or a half dose of the Moderna vaccine, following scientific evidence showing that both provide a strong booster response. This will be regardless of which vaccine the individual previously had. Vaccinations are being offered in hospital hubs, vaccination centres, local vaccination services and pharmacy led services. For our patients this includes at Saxonbury House and Ticehurst Pharmacy.
You must be in one of the eligible groups and at six months from the date of your second vaccination to book a booster.
If so, you can book through the national booking service or by calling 119.Read more about the booster programme: Autumn boosters (Phase 3) – Sussex Health & Care Partnership (sussexhealthandcare.uk)
Please do not attempt to book unless you have been contacted via text or via letter from NHSE, we are unable to deal with any requests regarding the booster program, please do not contact the surgery.