Calderdale COVID-19 Vaccination Update

The key priorities we all need to know about

  • It’s never too late to get your first and second dose.
  • Your vaccine is waiting for you, book online, call 119.
  • The NHS has started to roll out booster vaccines to children aged 12 to 15 years old who are most at risk from coronavirus. Clinically at-risk 12 to 15 year-olds or those who live with someone who is immunosuppressed are entitled to their booster three months after their two primary doses, with those who are severely immunosuppressed able to get their booster after a third primary dose. Invitations will be sent to those eligible.
  • Eligible 16 and 17 year olds can book an appointment to get their booster.
  • Recent data shows two doses of the vaccine are not enough to stop people becoming unwell from Omicron but suggests a booster significantly increases protection against the variant.
  • There are lots of appointments and walk-in clinics available to get your vaccine in Calderdale.
  • 1st and 2nd doses should be the same vaccine type. In line with JCVI advice Pfizer or Moderna is being given for boosters. If people are unable to have this vaccine type due to a medical reason it may be possible to have AstraZeneca, after discussion with a health professional.
  • If you have had COVID-19 you need to wait before getting the vaccine. 4 weeks for over 18s and 12-17 year olds at high risk of COVID-19, and 12 weeks for 12-17 year olds

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