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Last call for people to come forward for their COVID-19 booster

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People eligible for a COVID-19 booster have three days left to come forward before the autumn programme ends.

They include people over the age of 50, those with long-term health conditions, pregnant women and health and social care staff.

Sunday 12 February is the last day of the autumn booster campaign and will also be the final day that 16 to 49-year-olds, who are not considered at risk, will be able to get a booster, following updated advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at the UK Health Security Agency, said this week:

“Coronavirus hospital admission rates continue to rise, particularly in those aged 65 years and over.

“The autumn COVID-19 booster offer for those at higher risk ends this Sunday, as well as the first booster offer for all.

“Thank you to the millions of people who have come forward for a jab to help protect themselves and others from severe illness and hospitalisation.

If you are yet to get a booster that you are eligible for, you should book yours now.”

Everyone eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination can book either online, via the NHS App or by calling 119.

You can also find a walk-in vaccination site, where no appointments are necessary.