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Online booking available for Covid booster and flu jabs

People in Tayside who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine booster and flu jabs are being encouraged to book vaccination appointments via a new online booking portal.

By
Mark Dowie
Friday, 26th November 2021, 12:07pm
Online booking available for Covid booster and flu jabs
The booking portal is now live for those arranging a booster jab.

Those aged 50 to 59, unpaid carers age 16 and over, and those 16 and over who are household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals are now able to book online, with dates available running from late November and throughout December.

Anyone eligible from earlier priority groups who has missed an appointment for whatever reason can also use the portal to book their autumn/winter vaccinations.

Those aged 40 to 49 are now also eligible for a Covid-19 booster, and will soon be able to book their appointment via the portal, once those in the earlier priority groups, who are at greater risk, have been vaccinated.

Over the course of the autumn/winter programme up to 7.5 million flu and Covid-19 booster vaccinations will be administered to help protect the people of Scotland.

Dr Daniel Chandler, NHS Tayside associate director of public health, said: “As has been the case throughout we aim to vaccinate people as quickly as possible in line with clinical guidance.

“We will also be opening up the offer of the Covid-19 Vaccine Booster to those aged 40 to 49 in line with JCVI advice, ensuring even more people are benefiting from the maximum possible protection from Covid-19 this winter.

“If you are eligible for a flu vaccination it is highly likely that you will also be eligible for a Covid-19 booster. Your appointment will see you offered both vaccinations at the same time for your convenience and to make best use of resources. You can check your eligibility at NHS Inform.

“Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and loved ones from the viruses and will help to reduce additional pressures on the NHS this winter. We urge everyone who is eligible and who has online access to book their appointment via the portal to ensure maximum efficiency and secure an appointment that is convenient for them.”

The booking portal is available at nhsinform.scot/vaccinebooking and those without online access can book through the National Helpline on 0800 030 8013. For more information visit nhsinform.scot.

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