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Scottish Government Urging Eligible Groups to get Spring Booster

The Scottish Government is encouraging anyone who is eligible to receive the Spring Booster for Covid-19, and who for whatever reason have not yet had it, to make an appointment before the end of the Month.

These addition vaccinations are being offered to anyone aged 75 or over and anyone over the age of 12 who are immunosuppressed via appointment since early March.

Speaking about the boosters Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said: “I am pleased so many people have come forward for their spring booster, which provides important extra protection for our most vulnerable groups.

“Vaccination has been our most effective tool against coronavirus. However, the degree of protection offered wanes over time.

“We are seeing higher numbers of infections across our communities at the moment which is why booster vaccination is needed to maintain the best protection against COVID-19 for those at highest risk of severe effects from the virus.

“Almost 90% of over 75s and around two thirds of those who are aged over 12 and are immunosuppressed have already taken up the offer of a spring booster and if you have missed yours for any reason then you can rearrange it online at NHS Inform or by calling the helpline on 0800 030 8013 seven days a week between 8am and 8pm.

“We continue to encourage everyone to receive the doses they are eligible for as and when they become available.”

Anyone who is eligible for the Spring Booster can book an appointment online or call the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013. The helpline runs seven days a week from 8am until 8pm.

You can find more information on the booster and how to book your appointment by visiting https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/the-vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-booster-vaccination

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