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The whole NHS is on a mission to turbo-charge the COVID-19 booster programme and protect communities against the new Omicron variant, as well as being there for those who need care urgently.

In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland the public response has already been incredible, with nearly 2 million vaccinations taking place so far.

The Omicron variant is a new threat. It is spreading rapidly and has the potential to significantly increase pressures on the local NHS. By 31 December the NHS wants to massively increase the number of people having their booster vaccine to protect people from serious illness from Covid.

Everyone 18 years and over is eligible for a booster jab three months after their second and is urged to get one.

UK Health Security Agency data shows that two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine are not enough to stop people becoming unwell from Omicron, but a booster jab will increase protection to 75%.

Getting your booster vaccine is easy, there are accessible and convenient locations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and vaccinations can be booked or you can walk-in to some locations. Over the next two weeks there are extended opening times at some sites. Locations include larger vaccination sites, community pharmacists and in some areas, there will be 'pop-up' sites.

Additional local information is available at https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/

Information on the availability of sites can be found through the NHS Booking Service (NBS) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119 to guarantee your jab.

Posted: Tue, 21 Dec 2021 15:07 by Kevin

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