A final call for eligible people to come forward for their flu and COVID-19 vaccination is being made ahead of the national booking system closing in nine days time.
Across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, more than 485,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been delivered to those eligible since September this year, including people aged 65 and over and frontline health and social care workers.
There are still more than 38,000 appointments available, but you need to move fast as the NHS’s national booking system, NHS App and 119 phone service will close for flu and COVID-19 vaccine bookings from 15 December.
This makes 14 December the last day to make a booking.
After this date, it will still be possible for those eligible to book their vaccinations through local NHS vaccination services, however, there will be fewer flu and COVID-19 appointments, and you may need to travel further.
Dr Matt Nisbet, GP and clinical lead for the COVID-19 vaccination programme for the NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board, said:
“It’s great news that thousands of people have now been vaccinated against COVID-19 and flu across our area.
“However, there is still time for others who are eligible to come forward so please do take advantage of booking online between now and the 14 December.”
People can continue booking the COVID-19 vaccine through local services until 31 January, and flu jabs will continue to be given until the end of March.