The City of London Corporation is encouraging eligible Square Mile residents and workers to get their COVID-19 and flu jabs as soon as possible to top up their immunity ahead of winter.
Due to concerns about a new COVID-19 variant, this year’s national COVID-19 and flu vaccination campaign has been brought forward.
The following groups are now eligible for the COVID-19 booster, those aged 65 and over, residents in a care home for older adults, health and social care workers and unpaid carers, those aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk groups, those aged 12 to 64 who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s recommendation is that the flu jab should be given at the same time as the COVID-19 booster.
The Neaman Practice in the City of London will be contacting its eligible patients about how to get their COVID and flu jabs. NHS England will also be contacting eligible patients either by letter or text.
COVID jabs are available in the Square Mile at Chauhan S Chemist, 36 Goswell Road, London, EC1M 7AA. Phone 020 7253 9691 to book an appointment.
Many more community pharmacies will be providing the COVID and flu jabs this season including in locations surrounding the City such as Goodman’s Field Pharmacy.
All those eligible can book through the NHS App, by calling 119, or at: nhs.uk/CovidVaccination.
Chairman of the City Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services Committee, Ruby Sayed, said: “It is important that eligible residents and workers get their jabs to protect themselves from serious illness – especially those who have health conditions and who are at risk of hospitalisation.
“By having the autumn booster, you will increase your protection ahead of winter, when respiratory viruses are typically at their peak.”