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Reminder: No more COVID-19 boosters unless you are vulnerable

Posted on: 19 February 2023

Did you know that the COVID-19 booster jabs for those 16 years and over ended on Sunday 12 February?

This news was announced by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). It means that Sunday 12 February was the last chance for anyone who has been invited for a COVID booster to take up their offer, until future campaigns are agreed by the JCVI and government.

The booster vaccines are now only being offered to those considered to be at risk of serious illness to increase their immunity. The NHS will continue to operate a smaller scale vaccine offer from mid-February onwards to ensure those eligible for first and second doses can still get their jabs.

The NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has delivered 144.5 million doses of the vaccine since Maggie Keenan became the first in the world to receive an approved jab.

NHS Director of Vaccinations and Screening Steve Russell said: “Over the last two years the NHS COVID vaccination programme has administered almost 145 million doses and as a result, the public have widespread protection from COVID-19 and its variants – a remarkable achievement.”

“Once the NHS receives updated guidance for the next phase of the vaccination programme, our fantastic NHS staff will make sure the vaccine is as accessible and convenient to those eligible as it has been in each of the previous campaigns.”