From today (7 September), around four million people most vulnerable to COVID-19 will start to be invited to book in their COVID-19 booster vaccine as the NHS’ National Booking Service launches appointments for autumn boosters.
The National Booking Service went live this morning with frontline health and care workers, immunosuppressed people, and people aged over 75, able to book in for the first ever variant-targeted vaccine on the NHS.
The move which will see those eligible able to book appointments from 12 September, comes after the launch of autumn COVID-19 boosters in care homes.
3,100 sites are expected to be part of the rollout, including GP practices and community pharmacies, with new sites joining the programme. 80 hospital hubs will also join the latest campaign – delivering the latest COVID-19 vaccine to members of the public as well as their own staff, and administering the flu vaccine where possible.
The Department of Health and Social Care has produced graphics for Twitter and Facebook (links below), to help councils to spread awareness and encourage those eligible to come forward.
National Booking Service: