Have a 'Jabby New Year'
Date: 31 December 2021
More than 136,000 COVID booster jabs have been delivered in Oxfordshire since the start of the booster campaign on 12 December as NHS partners wish everyone a 'Jabby New Year'.
The NHS is encouraging everyone eligible to book their booster appointment as soon as possible to help protect them against becoming seriously ill with the virus.
There are plenty of slots available on the National Booking Service at the large vaccination centre at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford, the pop-up clinic at Banbury Town Hall, community pharmacies and some GP-led sites. GP practices are also inviting their registered patients to book their appointment directly. Walk-in opportunities are being advertised locally when they become available and up-to-date offers can be found on the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group website.
Anyone who still needs a first or second dose of vaccine can get their jab via the National Booking Service.
People are also being reminded to cancel booked appointments if they are unable to attend due to becoming ill with COVID or due to other circumstances. Cancelling appointments promptly means the space opens up for other people.
Dr David Chapman, Clinical Chair of NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Getting vaccinated and boosted remains the best thing you can do to protect yourself, your family and friends against becoming seriously ill and needing hospital admission with COVID-19, especially the Omicron variant now spreading throughout the county.
"In Oxfordshire we have offered the booster jab to everyone currently eligible, thanks to the hard work of NHS staff, our council colleagues and volunteers over the last few weeks. More people will become eligible over the next few weeks so do remember that you can pre - book your booster from 61 days since your second dose.
“And remember it's never too late to come forward for a vaccine – all vaccination sites will welcome you for a first or second dose.”
Dr Chapman added: “If you do become ill with COVID it is important you still get your booster, but this should be 28 days after your first positive test.”
NHS encourages COVID booster jabs
- Date:31 December 2021