Join the 40,000 local people who have already had their autumn booster

People, Health and Care
16:41, Thursday, 20th October 2022

Almost 40,000 people in North Lincolnshire have had their Covid-19 autumn booster in just over a month.

These include care home residents, older people, frontline health and social care workers and younger people most at risk.

The booster is now being offered to everyone aged 50 and over, who will be invited by the NHS when it is their turn.

Derek Ward, Northern Lincolnshire’s director of public health, said:

“Getting both the booster jab and the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from serious illness this winter.

“Local people’s response to the booster has been really encouraging. Not only has this helped protect the most vulnerable, it will also reduce pressure on the NHS which faces a challenging time and follows its busiest summer on record.

“The flu jab is also vital – with people mixing more, and spending more time indoors with colder weather, the chance of catching flu will be higher than it has been for years. Also, during the pandemic fewer people will have built up natural immunity to the flu virus.

“This winter, people need to keep doing everything they can to keep each other safe. For further information, help and guidance on keeping well this winter visit the dedicated page on our website.

Those eligible can book their Covid-19 and flu vaccines via the NHS website.