Aged 50 and over
You may have seen in the news that the UK is expecting a reduction in vaccine supply in April.
We are therefore urging anyone aged 50 and over to book their vaccine appointment as soon as possible. Over the coming weeks some of our sites may be operating at slightly different times due to the predicted national decrease in vaccine supply. Despite this, we will continue to offer the first dose of the vaccine to those who are eligible as well as administering second doses. We continue to invite all those who are currently eligible forward for a vaccine.
This includes over 50s, carers, frontline health and social care workers and those who are classed as clinically vulnerable. You can contact your GP, or book by following this link, or by calling 119 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ Please also be assured that if you have a second appointment due in April, this will go ahead as planned. Second doses questions and answers The NHS across Coventry and Warwickshire are now inviting people to get their second dose of the vaccination. The second dose acts as a ‘booster’ jab to enhance immunity to the virus and offer a greater protection against infection. Some people have questions about when their appointment will be and whether you have to go to the same location as before.
Q: When will I get my invitation for my second vaccination?
A: People using the national booking system can book their appointment at the same time as their first. If you had your vaccination at a local vaccination site you will be contacted around 11 weeks since your first vaccination for an appointment in the 12th week.
Please don't contact your GP to find out when you will hear from them.
Q: Will the reduction in supply affect my second dose which is due in April?
A: No, second dose vaccinations will continue as planned
Q: Will I be given the same vaccine as the first?
Q: Does second dose vaccination need to happen at the same place as the first dose?
A: Yes, the second dose of the vaccine is ordered for you by the vaccination centre where you had your first dose. There may be circumstances where this isn’t possible e.g. discharged outpatients, people who have become housebound or moved into a care home since their first dose, or patients who have moved to a new house to somewhere a long way away from where they had their first dose.
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