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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of community health and mental health services across the north east London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Essex and Kent and Medway.

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Get your seasonal spring COVID-19 vaccine

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NELFT is urging people to get protected with the seasonal COVID-19 Spring 2024 Booster.

This spring, the NHS is once again offering the COVID-19 vaccine to those who are at highest risk of getting seriously unwell if they catch the virus.

The NHS will contact you if your NHS record suggests you may be eligible for a seasonal spring COVID-19 vaccine.

Eligible cohorts in spring 2024:

Adults aged 75 years and over

Residents in care homes for older adults

Individuals aged 6 months and over who are immunosuppressed

This includes those who turn 75 years old by 30 June 2024. These people will be eligible for a vaccination at any point in the campaign. People who are admitted to an older adult care home or become immunosuppressed by 30 June are also eligible.

Those with a weakened immune system:

If you have a weakened immune system, your protection against COVID-19 may fade more quickly than other people’s. You can get the extra protection you need by getting the spring COVID-19 vaccine.

You may be eligible for the vaccine if you have a disorder affecting your immune system, are undergoing immunosuppressive treatment, such as for cancer, or are taking medications that increase your risk of infection. You can check the summary of health conditions, treatments, and medications that can cause a weakened immune system on the NHS website.

When available, there will be different ways to get a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Booking online
  • Book through the NHS App.
  • Going to a walk in COVID-19 vaccination site
  • Through a local NHS service, such as a GP surgery
  • Through your care home

Alternatively, if you aren’t able to book online, you can call 119 where translators will also be available to support you if you need.

Search ‘NHS COVID-19 vaccine’ for more details on how to book, or book through the NHS App to get protected this spring.

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