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Booster appointments for patients in the Diss area now available through the National Booking Service

Eligible people can now book online for their Covid booster vaccinations from Diss Youth and Community Centre.

Pre-booked appointments will be available for clinics running on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 24 November, and can be booked via the NHS national booking service online at nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119 for free.

Patients currently eligible for a covid booster vaccination, six months after their second dose, are:

  • people aged 50 and over. From Monday 22 November, those aged between 40-49 will also be eligible to book their booster vaccination.
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

Cath Byford, Chief Nurse, NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We’re proud to be adding these additional appointments for Diss patients, so they can pre-book and get them in their diaries in advance.”

“It’s important to remember that COVID hasn’t gone away so please do come forward and book your booster vaccination through the national booking service if you are eligible, to ensure you and your loved ones stay protected this winter.”

Patients are reminded not to contact their GP practice to try to book a covid booster vaccination – they should wait to be invited, attend an advertised walk in clinic or book through the National Booking Service online or by calling 119.

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