People aged 65 and over are now able to book their autumn COVID booster through the national booking system.
The NHS Covid vaccine service is also now offering appointments to carers and pregnant women, with bookings able to be made online or over the phone.
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People aged 75 and over, the severely immunosuppressed, and frontline health and care workers have been able to book their latest booster dose since earlier in September.
‘There is no room for complacency in keeping Covid-19 on the backfoot, and this autumn booster will help protect those most at risk,’ said NHS director of vaccinations and screening Steve Russell.
As with previous campaigns, those most at risk will be called forward first, with people able to book in online or through 119 as long as it has been three months since their last dose. Around 26 million people across England will be eligible for an autumn booster over the comings weeks.
‘From today those aged 65 and over, pregnant women and carers are now able to get their jab. If you are one of those eligible, it is as important as ever to get your next dose, so please do come forward as soon as possible,’ added Mr Russell.
The news comes as it is reported that COVID infections in the UK have fallen to their lowest level since October last year. Fewer than a million people had the virus in the last week of August - about one in 70, down from one in 15 in mid-July. COVID is decreasing in England and Wales, but staying constant in Northern Ireland and Scotland.