Who can get a booster vaccine?
Why do I need to have a booster vaccination?
Where can I get my Covid-19 booster vaccination?
How do I book my booster vaccine?
What type of vaccine will I get for my booster?
What side effects will I experience after my booster jab?
Can I have a booster if I have Covid symptoms?
Apart from getting my booster, how else do I protect against Covid-19 infection?
If I have had my booster, do I still need to test for Covid-19?
Regular testing for Covid-19 is still very important because you may be carrying the virus without realising.
Where do I get a test from?
The government website says no home tests are available for delivery, what should I do?
Will other NHS services like GP appointments or operations at hospitals be affected?
The discovery of the Omicron variant once again requires an extraordinary response from the NHS. The Prime Minister has announced the new vaccination challenge which will see the NHS deliver more vaccines over the coming weeks than ever before, and will require the NHS to prioritise activities to deliver this. Routine appointments like some health checks and possibly some non-urgent appointments might end up being cancelled as a result.
Rest assured, GP and hospital services will remain open and if you need urgent or emergency medical help, this will always be available. It is important that you seek clinical advice if you have a worrying symptom, particularly if you suspect cancer.
How else can I help?
Over 1,000 volunteers helping across mid and south Essex but we need lots more. You can give as little or as much time as you want. Find out more on Essex covidvaccine.nhs.uk . Finally, we ask that you remember that the rollout of the covid vaccination is only possible thanks to the sheer hard work and dedication of our amazing teams running the various sites around the county, whether they be at our testing or vaccination sites, or our GP practices and hospitals. Please be kind to them.
Links to information in a variety of inclusive formats – including British Sign Language, easy read, translated information are available on the Essex Covid Vaccine website together with useful links to community transport and needle phobia services.