Booster vaccinations now available for all adults over 18 years old Wiltshire Council are supporting the national mission to ensure as many people as possible get their booster jab, to give them the best form of protection against COVID-19 variant Omicron.
The Prime Minister has announced that all adults in England will be offered the COVID-19 booster vaccine before the end of the year, having brought the Government’s plan forward by a month due to the speed at which the Omicron variant is spreading.
From today, Wednesday 15 December, booster vaccines are available to all adults over the age of 18, as long as three months have passed since a person’s second jab.
The vaccine programme is run locally by the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, working closely with partners including councils and the voluntary and community sector.
How can I get my booster vaccination?
There are several ways to get your booster jab.
- Book online or call 119: The best way to get your vaccination at a time and place that suits you is to book ahead. You can book a vaccination appointment online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy, or call 119
- Wait to be contacted by the NHS or your GP: You can wait to be contacted by a local NHS service such as a GP surgery and book an appointment with them
- Visit a walk-in vaccination site: You can go to a walk-in vaccination site to get vaccinated without needing an appointment, however you may face long queues and need to travel a further distance.
People who work for an NHS trust or a care home will usually get their booster dose through their employer.
Have any questions or are unsure whether to get vaccinated?
If you haven’t yet taken up the opportunity for a vaccination, whether a first dose, second dose or booster jab, it’s not too late.
If you’re unsure or have any questions, please do find out more information on the NHS website or speak to a healthcare practitioner. COVID-19 and flu vaccinations will help boost your immunity and also protect those around you this winter and festive season.