Hi, does anyone know if unpaid carers will be offered a Covid booster vaccine this Spring? Thanks in advance.
I have a routine hospital appointment (for myself for a change) this afternoon, so I will make a point of asking and come back to you later.
Many thanks Chris. It’s so difficult to find anything out online.
My understanding is that they’re now looking to do only one booster a year, so the next one will be in the Autumn. The current information is here: How to get a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Marie - sorry they weren’t able to clarify it for me!!! The department has had some staff changes recently. All the ones there for more than a decade have been moving away. So many newbies it was CHAOS ! What is normally a simple process - weight-in, pee sample, chat with Doc or Nurse, draw some blood, confirm details with pharmacist - turned into an obstacle course and everyone was being called in different directions and people were asking ‘what does this patient do now?’ Even the senior pharmacist had been dragged in to deal with consultations.
I will see if I can find more info from anyone as need to go to GP to collect a 'script in next two days.
Thanks so much Chris, so sorry you had such a time of it today. I really appreciate you asking for me. Take care.
I had a look at the Government website
The last update was 3 weeks ago and it says that a further update on Spring 2023 boosters will be issued shortly… How long is shortly, I wonder. I mainly talks about those who’s immunity is compromised or at high risk - again what is High Risk?
Not a lot of help really, but may be worth keeping an eye on that web page as they publish updates there.
Thanks Chris, yes I saw this too but as you say it’s not very clear. I think what I’ll do is give it a couple more weeks & then just see if I can book it. Thanks for looking. Hope all is going well for you, have a good day. Marie.