'Get your Covid-19 booster vaccine' NHS in Buckinghamshire urges

A booster vaccine is given to a patient. Credit: PA Images

Residents in Buckinghamshire are being urged to get their 'booster vaccine', as the number of Covid-19 infections in the county remain high.

Health officials in the county say the booster will increase protection against coronavirus, and is the 'best' way to protect yourself, your family and your friends this winter.

Those who are eligible will be contacted by the NHS and be offered a full dose of either Pfizer/BioNTech or half dose of Moderna.

Invites for the booster are being sent out in stages and members of the public are being asked to not contact the NHS before they receive their invite.

Who is eligible for the booster dose?

  • Those living in residential care homes for older adults

  • Frontline health and social care workers

  • All adults aged 50 years or over

  • Adults aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe coronavirus

  • Adult carers (aged 16 or over)

  • Household contacts (aged 16 or over) of immunosuppressed individuals

A booster dose can be given at any time 6 months (182 days) after a second dose.

Anyone aged 16 and over who has not already had their first or second COVID-19 vaccination can still get vaccinated at a walk-in clinic or by booking through the NHS booking service.