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Vaccination Update

24/05/22

End date for spring boosters

In line with national guidance, the delivery of the spring booster programme will stop on 30 June 2022. This will allow those receiving a spring booster to have enough time between doses if they are deemed eligible by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) for an autumn 2022 booster.

In order to leave enough time for people to attend vaccination appointments, those who turn 75 on or before 30 June are eligible for vaccination at any time in the spring programme provided this has been at least a three months since their last dose. This means some people will be 74 on the day of vaccination, but are eligible because they turn 75 before the cut-off date.

More information about the spring booster campaign can be found on our website here.

First doses for 5-11-year-olds

While we have focused on delivering our spring booster to those aged over 75 we have just extended an open offer for those aged 5-11. Now that this phase of the campaign is coming to an end we will write to the parents and guardians of all those aged between 5-11 with a fixed appointment offer in the next couple of weeks.

These appointments will take place during the summer until 31 August before the children return to school.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that children aged 5-11 should be offered the vaccine to increase protection against potential future waves of COVID-19.

We’re encouraging parents and children to make an informed decision about whether to go ahead with vaccination, based on up-to-date information from trusted sources. Public Health Wales has published information on their website to support this.

We understand that some young children may be anxious about coming to an unfamiliar setting to receive their vaccine. Our children’s clinics are set in calm and quiet settings and our experienced staff will take the time to support children and put them at ease, before they receive their vaccine.

Appointment dates/times can be changed by calling our COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Centre on 03000 840004. Telephone lines are open 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Other age groups - primary and booster doses

While we continue to roll out our spring booster programme, it is not too late for anyone who needs a primary dose (first, second or third) or autumn booster to be vaccinated. To book your COVID-19 vaccination call out Contact Centre on 03000 840004.

More information can be found on our website here.

COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are being encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccination if they have not already done so.

There are no known risks from giving COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy, or while breastfeeding. There is therefore no reason to suppose that the adverse effects from these COVID-19 vaccines should be different for pregnant women compared to non-pregnant women.

You can find more information on our website here.

To book your COVID-19 vaccination call our COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Centre on 03000 840004.