The NHS is now offering vaccines to everyone aged 12 and over.
Those aged 12 to 15 are being invited for a vaccination via their schools and not their GP (with the exception of clinically extremely vulnerable youngsters in that age group and those who may be home-schooled or not attending school). This age group can also attend walk-in clinics if they missed their jab at school for whatever reason.
Youngsters aged 12-17 are also now being offered a second dose of the vaccine.
The NHS will begin to offer vaccinations to eligible 5-11 year olds (those at high risk) in the new year. The NHS will let people in these groups or their parents/carers know when they can get their vaccination. Please wait to be contacted by the NHS.
If you are aged 18 and over you can now get a third ‘booster’ vaccination. You can have your booster jab no sooner than three months after your second dose. You will be invited by your GP surgery or can book through the National Booking Service or by calling 119.
You can also get a booster at one of our walk-in centres but if you haven’t got a booked appointment you will have to prove your eligibility and may have to wait until those booked in have had theirs. It will also depend on supplies of the vaccine as to whether you can get it on the day and some centres may have to close before the advertised time.
Staff at the clinics will advise you how long you may have to wait.
You can read more about the vaccines, including most Frequently Asked Questions, on the NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group website.
Here are some helpful leaflets published by Public Health England:
You can read more about the vaccines, including most Frequently Asked Questions, on the NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group website
New Easy Read Guidance
The National Learning Disability and Autism team has shared with us some important COVID-19 Easy Read guidance that has been published this week. Please find these links below for sharing across your local health, social care, and voluntary/advocacy networks:
Help and support: Social Isolation Alliance
The Social Isolation and Loneliness Alliance (SIA) is a collaboration of partners from the public, voluntary, community and faith sectors who are committed to reducing social isolation and loneliness in Doncaster.
Anyone who needs help or advice or has no other support can ring the SIA Helpline seven days a week Monday to Friday from 8am - 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am - 6pm.
Helpline: 01302 430322