Posted: Tue 5th Mar 2024

COVID-19 Autumn Booster deadline approaching for 65-74 year olds

Wrexham.com for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

People aged 65 to 74 who have not received a COVID-19 Autumn booster have until March 28 to drop in to a community vaccination centres to boost their protection against the virus.

The local health board say more than 175,000 eligible people across North Wales have already come forward to receive the booster since the programme began in September.

They said, “We will stop offering the COVID-19 Autumn booster on March 28. The health board is calling on anyone who is eligible for the vaccine but has not yet had it to come forward over the next four weeks.

“We are especially keen to encourage people aged 65 to 74 and anyone who is immunosuppressed to top up their protection and reduce their risk of serious illness.

“Walk-in flu vaccination for adults is also available. You can check your eligibility and find more details about the vaccines at the health board’s website. You can also view details of our walk-in vaccination clinics including locations, dates and times online.”

They say it is important to get the Autumn booster when invited, “…to help maintain a high level of protection against COVID-19. If you do not take up the offer to receive the booster you could be more vulnerable to the virus. People aged 65 to 74 will not be offered another vaccine as part of our Spring campaign.”

Following guidance issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and the Welsh Government, health board teams are currently planning the COVID-19 Spring booster programme in North Wales.

From April 2, they will start offering a booster vaccine to:

  • all adults aged 75 years and over
  • residents in care homes for older adults
  • all adults and children aged six months and over who are immunosuppressed (as defined by tables 3 and 4 of the Green Book).

They say they will announce more details about our plans shortly.

 



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