NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have begun the roll out of the Covid-19 spring vaccination booster for those aged 75 and over or for those with a weakened immune system.
As part of the ongoing efforts to combat Covid-19, NHSGGC is pleased to deliver the spring booster to provide additional protection against the virus.
The vaccination will help protect those who are at the highest risk of severe illness against Covid-19 or its variants. People who are eligible will either be sent an appointment or will be sent details of how to book an appointment.
Dr Emilia Crighton, Interim Director of Public Health at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “Covid-19 is still with us and research has shown that protection from the Covid-19 vaccine can fade over time and that is why it is essential for those who are most vulnerable to receive their spring booster.
“Recently, we have noticed an increase in Covid-19 cases and the booster is an important step in our efforts to combat the virus and I would encourage those eligible to get vaccinated.
“The vaccine offers the best possible protection against serious illness and while some people may still catch the virus despite having the vaccine, any illness should be less severe.
“We would encourage all members of the public to continue following good practices including wearing a mask if you are feeling unwell or are in a hospital setting and regularly washing your hands.”
If you receive an appointment that is not suitable for you, please reschedule by contacting the National Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 or via the online booking portal.
More information on the spring booster vaccine can be found at nhsinform.scot/springbooster