The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
URGENT OMICRON APPEAL: GET BOOSTED NOW
Over the past year we have shown that vaccination is the key to beating COVID-19, and that it works. The UK was the first country in the world to administer a vaccine, we delivered the fastest roll-out in Europe, and we have begun the fastest booster campaign too, with over half a million jabs delivered yesterday alone. These achievements, made possible by the extraordinary efforts of our NHS, including thousands of GPs and volunteer vaccinators, have literally saved countless lives and livelihoods in this country.
However, we are now facing an emergency in our battle with the new variant, Omicron, and we must urgently re-inforce our wall of vaccine protection to keep our friends and loved ones safe.
No one should be in any doubt: there is a tidal wave of Omicron coming, and I am afraid it is now clear that two doses of vaccine are simply not enough to give the level of protection we all need.
The good news is that our scientists are confident that with a third dose – a booster dose – we can all bring our level of protection back up.
Everyone eligible aged 18 and over in England will have the chance to get their booster before the New Year.
From 13 December 2021 in England, we are opening up the booster to every adult over 18 who has had a second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago. The NHS Booking System will be open for these younger age groups from Wednesday 15 December; that’s the best way for people to guarantee their slot, but in some places they can walk in from 13 December.
● If you have not yet had a vaccine at all, then please get yourself at least some protection with a jab as quickly as possible.
● If you have already had your booster, encourage your friends and family to do the same.
You have a critical role to play in this national mission. I ask you to do all you can in the coming days to drive uptake in your local communities and encourage as many of your constituents as you can to Get Boosted Now.
Please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination for information on who is eligible and how to get your booster.
GP-led vaccination sites in Wealden:
✅ Crowborough: Saxonbury House Medical Centre
✅ Uckfield: The Meads Medical Centre
👉🏽 For answers to frequently asked questions, please click HERE.
👉🏽 For more information about available vaccination sites, please click HERE.