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Booster roll-out speeds up

In response to the national effort to protect people against the Omicron variant, the NHS is working to offer everyone aged 18 and over the chance to book a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the end of December.

Booster roll-out speeds up

Online bookings opened on Monday 13 December for people aged 30 and above, and will open up to everyone aged 18 and over from Wednesday 15 December.

Extra appointments are being made available at centres across the Wakefield area, with staff working round the clock to get people jabbed as quickly as possible. We are asking people to help us vaccinate as many people as possible by booking an appointment rather than walking in - and this will also help to reduce the time you may have to wait at centre. You can book online at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119. The service is currently very busy but more appointments are being added all the time so please keep checking back if you can’t get an appointment as quickly as you would like.

Please  do not contact your GP practice for an appointment or information on the booster rollout. Practices are working together to offer vaccinations and will contact patients when it is their turn or people can choose to book an appointment at a different centre through the National Booking Service.