Spring booster vaccines offered to care home residents

Residents in care homes for older adults are the first to receive their spring Covid-19 booster as the latest stage of the national vaccination programme gets underway.
​Booster doses will also be offered to those aged 75 and over.​Booster doses will also be offered to those aged 75 and over.
​Booster doses will also be offered to those aged 75 and over.

Following recent advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), a spring booster dose will also be offered to those aged 75 and over and individuals aged five and over with a weakened immune system

These groups will either receive appointment details through their preferred means of contact or will be sent details of how to book.

Dr Daniel Chandler, Associate Director of Public Health at NHS Tayside said: “Covid -19 is still with us so it’s really important that you get your spring booster if you’re eligible. Booster doses are safe, effective, and help to top up your protection against serious illness from the virus.

“Prioritising those most at risk has been our approach from the outset and vaccination has been our most effective tool against Covid-19. However, the degree of protection offered does fade over time, which is why booster vaccination is needed.

“If you receive an appointment with an unsuitable date, time or venue, please reschedule it online or by calling the National Vaccination Helpline. This will allow us to give your appointment to someone else.

“The COVID-19 spring booster programme is key to protecting the most vulnerable among us and I’d like to thank our vaccinators, support staff and all those who continue to come forward for vaccination when invited.”

For more information visit nhsinform.scot/springbooster