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Open letter from NHS, charity and community leaders to people with a weakened immune system

NHS, charity and community leaders have urged people with a weakened immune system (for example due to a health condition or medical treatment) to get all the doses of the COVID-19 vaccines they need.

In line with Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recommendations, the NHS has been inviting immunosuppressed people aged 12 and over to get a Spring booster for maximum protection.

An open letter, signed by more than 40 charity and community groups including National Voices and Macmillan, reminds those eligible what is available and explains how they can book an appointment online, by calling 119 or finding a convenient local walk-in site.

Delivery plan for tackling the COVID-19 backlog of elective care

Elective recovery plan to boost capacity and give power to patients

The NHS and government have set out a blueprint to address backlogs built up during the COVID pandemic and tackle long waits for care with a massive expansion in capacity for tests, checks and treatments.

NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard and Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid announced that the health service will build dozens more community diagnostic centres as part of the new elective care recovery plan.

The ‘Delivery plan for tackling the COVID-19 backlog of elective care’ will also give patients greater control over their own health and offer greater choice of where to get care if they are waiting too long for treatment.

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