Eligible Knowsley residents can still get their COVID-19 booster and get protected this winter.
Vaccination appointments can be booked via the NHS website, by downloading the NHS App, or by calling 119 for free if they can’t get online.
A dose will also be offered to:
- frontline health and social care staff
- those who care for vulnerable individuals
- families of individuals with weakened immune systems
The autumn programme is targeted at those at high risk of the complications of COVID-19 infection, who may have not been vaccinated for a few months.
As the number of COVID-19 infections may increase over the winter, this dose should help to reduce your risk of being admitted to hospital with COVID-19. The vaccine may also provide some protection against mild COVID-19 infection but such protection does not last for long.
Living Well Service
Knowsley residents who are eligible for a COVID-19 autumn booster will also be able to access their vaccination via the Living Well Service. You can view the timetable here.
Vaccines being offered this season
You will be given a vaccine made by Pfizer, Sanofi or Moderna.
The vaccines are updated forms of the vaccines used in previous campaigns and produce slightly higher levels of antibody against some strains of Omicron.
As we cannot predict which variants of COVID-19 will be circulating this winter, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have concluded that any of these updated vaccines can all be used in adults.
For a very small number of people, another vaccine product may be advised by your doctor.