‘Wait your turn' plea over booster
The Herald|December 04, 2021
NHS WILL GET IN TOUCH, PROMISES NURSE
DANIEL CLARK

NHS chiefs are urging people to wait their turn and to be contacted for their booster jabs.

This week, the Government announced that the booster programme was being significantly expanded to fight the Omicron Covid-19 variant.

The Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced that current vaccines are likely to be at least partially effective against the new variant and that having the booster offers a much higher antibody response against Covid-19.

While around 50,000 people are already being vaccinated against Covid-19 each week in Devon, Plymouth, and Torbay, the NHS is working to increase this capacity following the announcement of the booster programme’s expansion.

Capacity is being expanded across the country through increased availability in hospitals and by cutting burdens on GPs and pharmacies.

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