Covid vaccinations for 12-15 year olds and boosters for the most vulnerable
Excerpts of the message from Deputy Director of Public Health, Solihull Council. For the whole message and more information visit https://www.solihull.gov.uk/news/23-september-message-solihulls-deputy-director-public-health-neeraj-malhotra
“This week is all about preparing for the start of major new vaccination programmes – for 12 to 15-year-olds and boosters for the most vulnerable.
There are currently outbreaks in more than 20 Solihull schools and it is stressful and disruptive to all those involved. Therefore, we urge parents and carers to continue to get their child to test regularly, isolate as soon as symptoms develop and get a PCR test.
The NHS will get in touch with people directly about booster appointments, likely to be run in conjunction with flu vaccine roll out in many places.
Double vaccination – plus boosters if invited – remains the best way forward. Get yours as soon as you can and encourage family, friends and colleagues.
I would encourage everyone eligible to take up the booster jab as soon as possible. People who get an invitation can book their appointment via the National Booking Service either online here or call 119.
More than a million people in England are likely to be contacted by text or by post. Find out more here.”