Just nine months ago the COVID-19 vaccination programme was launched across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight as part of the biggest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS.
Since then more than 2.6m vaccines have been delivered in our communities thanks to the exceptional efforts of colleagues, partners and volunteers. We are extremely grateful to everyone who continues to support the programme locally.
Vaccines have been delivered across GP-led vaccination services, hospital hubs, vaccination centres and pharmacy-led services. From festivals to fire stations, circuses to cruise ships and from boxing clubs to places of worship – countless walk-ins, pop-ups and outreach clinics have been held to support as many eligible people as possible to be vaccinated. We continue to work in partnership to deliver the programme to our communities.
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Who is eligible
The Government has announced its plans for the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme as part of its wider autumn and winter strategy this year. Details of who is eligible for the vaccine are as follows:
- People aged over 16 who are yet to receive a first or second COVID-19 vaccination dose remain eligible. Even if you have previously declined the opportunity of a vaccine, the offer is still open for you to get the jab should you wish to.
- The vaccine is also now being offered to people between the ages of 12 and 15. Parental, guardian or carer consent will be sought by vaccination healthcare staff prior to vaccination of anyone aged 12 to 15.
- We continue to identify and offer the vaccination to those aged 12 to 15 who either live with someone who is more likely to get infections or have a condition that means they're at high risk from COVID-19.
- We also continue to identify and offer a third jab to people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed following updated guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
- A booster jab is available to people who have previously received two vaccine doses to ensure continued protection for those most at risk. The booster is being offered to people in priority groups 1 - 9 identified by the JCVI. National guidance states that the booster should be offered no earlier than six months after the second dose. The NHS will contact people when it is time for them to receive the booster vaccination.
We continue to work closely with all of our partners and are extremely grateful for their support as we work to ensure as many people as possible are protected from the virus.