Records show that thousands of people in our area have already received their COVID-19 booster, and we are encouraging everyone that is eligible to book their appointment when invited.
Remember that you need to be invited by the NHS when it is your turn, as it is very important that boosters must not be given less than 6 months from the second dose of the vaccine. If you feel that you had your second vaccination more than 6 months ago and haven’t received an invitation to book your booster, you can check your immunisation details on the NHS App.
The NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on a smartphone or tablet. Anyone who is registered with a GP surgery in England can download the app from Google Playstore or Apple’s App Store. App users will need an email address and a mobile phone number. Instructions on the app walk you through a very simple process to set up an account.
Once the account is activated, the public can use the NHS App to:
If you feel your vaccination records are incorrect, please email [email protected] with the following information who will investigate your query.
A member of the team will look into the query and respond.
Walk-in vaccination clinics running across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes are still focused on providing first and second doses for anyone aged 16 and over, but they are also providing booster clinics by way of appointments. These are in addition to a high number of pharmacies across the region. Visit BLMK’s website to find the nearest one to you. https://www.blmkccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information/
GP practices continue to be incredibly busy and need to keep their phone lines open for patients to make appointments with their doctor or practice nurse. Local people are therefore asked not to telephone their practice asking when they will get their booster – the NHS will make contact when it’s their turn.
A coronavirus booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19. If you have any questions about the Booster and its importance go to www.blmkccg.nhs.uk/booster to find out more.