Residents across the South East will be able to ‘Grab A Jab’ this weekend as the NHS is going all out to help protect people this winter.
Extra walk-in appointments for the covid-19 booster will be available at vaccinations sites across the region this coming Saturday 26 and Sunday 27. There will also be some pop-up clinics in local communities to make it as easy as possible for people to get the vital top-up jab.
Details for the walk-ins are available on the national site finder at www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab.
Over 2.6 million people have already come forward for their covid-19 autumn booster across the South East, making the region the second highest performing nationally. This is great news, with more and more people also coming forward for their flu jab too.
In addition to the walk-ins this weekend, people can continue to book their covid-19 booster online, by visiting nhs.uk/covidvaccine. You can also call 119 if you need help making an appointment.
Caroline Reid, Regional Director of Commissioning and SRO for the Flu and Covid vaccination programme across the South East, said: “Our ‘Grab a Jab’ weekend is about making it as easy as possible for people to get their Covid-19 booster to top up their protection ahead of this winter.
“So, if you are eligible and are yet to have your top-up, then I would urge you to drop into one of our walk-ins this Saturday or Sunday. Some sites are also offering first and second vaccines so it’s never too late to get whichever dose you need”.
You are eligible for a Covid-19 booster if you are:
- aged 50 or over
- aged 5 and over and at high risk due to a health condition
- aged 5 and over and at high risk because of a weakened immune system
- aged 16 and over and lives with someone who has a weakened immune system
- aged 16 and over and is a carer, either paid or unpaid
- a frontline health and social care worker