COVID Vaccine/ Booster programme IMPORTANT UPDATE!
The Badger Farm COVID Vaccine HUB will be closed after Thursday 19th May until further notice. Patients who require a vaccine will need to call 119 for more information regarding where they can receive a vaccine locally.
People aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those aged 12 years and over with weakened immune system will be offered a Spring booster when they are 5 months or more post their last booster.
People who are Immunosuppressed
These patient’s will be contacted by practices, or via a letter from the hospital. They will require a 3 primary Covid vaccinations to complete their primary course and will then need a booster dose 3 months after the 3rd dose.
Children aged 12 – 15 without any underlying heath conditions
This group will now be offered two doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccination 12 weeks a part. The first vaccine was offered by the school nursing programme with anyone who missed out at school are able to book this elsewhere and can also book their second when due.
Children aged 12 – 15 who have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk or a child in this age group who lives in the household of someone who is Immunocompromised
They will be offered 2 doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine with a minimum gap of 8 weeks.
People aged 16 and 17 without any underlying health conditions
They will NOW be offered 2 doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine unless they are aged 17 ¾ or older who should have already been offered 2 doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine with a minimum gap of 8 weeks between the doses. These vaccinations can be booked via the practice or at other local vaccination centres via 119. If a patient has a positive COVID test between the two vaccines they will need to wait 12 weeks from the date of the positive test for their second vaccine.
They will be offered 2 doses of an approved Covid vaccine with a minimum gap of 8 weeks between doses. These vaccinations can be booked via the practice or via another local vaccination centre by calling 119. They will then need a booster vaccine 12 weeks after their second dose.
Children aged 5- 11
All children aged 5-11 will now be offered 2 doses of a COVID vaccine 12 weeks a part.
More information about the vaccine, side effects, etc please refer to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/