More than half a million doses of fall revaccination against Covid-19 have been received by eligible residents. Hardworking collectives of St Practices of a therapistcommunity pharmacies, mobile clinics and hospital centers all played a part in the achievement.

Dr. Matt Nisbet, General Practitioner and Clinic Manager Hampshire and Isle of Wight Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, said: “We are delighted to have reached the milestone of half a million autumn boosters across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and on behalf of all of us involved in the programme, we would like to thank everyone who came forward.

A man receives a vaccination at Gunwharf Quays on January 29, 2022 in Portsmouth. Photo: Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images.

“Despite this great achievement, we know there is more to do and time is running out for people to sign up for this booster.”

Anyone over 50, pregnant women, caregivers, and those under 50 at high risk, including severe mental illness, certain cancers, HIV or AIDS, can make an appointment or visit the drop-in center to get vaccinated.

NHS staff visit residents and staff in homes to give them injections. Health and social workers in some areas can receive the vaccine at their place of work or make an appointment elsewhere.

Since the start of the NHS vaccine program in December 2020, more than 4.7 million first, second and booster vaccinations have been delivered across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Dr. Nisbet encourages anyone eligible who has not yet been promoted to come forward. He added: “Getting a boost means you reduce your risk of getting seriously ill from the virus and we know that vaccination can save lives.”

“Appointments are available in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and although some people experience mild side effects after the vaccination, getting it now means you are protected before the winter and festive period.

“We know that our communities want to protect not only themselves, but also their loved ones. If you haven’t had your shot yet, please don’t delay as the revaccination program is due to end in December and we want to help people stay safe.’

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