People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to take up their Covid-19 booster jabs when they are eligible.
Staffordshire County Council said a number of residents were now able to take up a booster vaccine, including:
- Everyone aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15 who have had a second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago.
- Anyone who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first two doses and who had an additional third dose of the vaccine at least three months ago.
- People aged 75 and over, people who live in a care home for older people, or people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system.
Cllr Johnny McMahon, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet support member for public health, said:
“If you’ve not had your booster dose yet, you are still eligible and can book or attend a walk-in clinic offering the jab at any time.
“Although we’re now well into spring and Covid restrictions have been lifted, we must not forget that this virus can still cause some people serious health problems and I particularly want to stress the importance of those older and more vulnerable getting fully protected.
“Please check you are up to date with your boosters and if you have family or friends who are eligible but are still waiting, please encourage and support them however you can to get boosted and get protected.”Cllr Johnny McMahon, Staffordshire County Council
More information on the Covid-19 booster and how to book an appointment can be found at www.nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine.