COVID vaccination update – 18/10/2021

Booster doses

Current policy is for all over 50s and those in ‘at risk’ groups or working in health or social care, to be offered a booster COVID vaccine.

At Trevelyan House, this will be the Pfizer vaccine, irrespective of the previous two doses.

This is because evidence shows increasing infections in double-vaccinated patients after 6 months.

In Israel, the booster programme dramatically halted a new wave of infection, so the UK is following this programme too.

We recommend all over 50s and ‘at risk’ patients to take up the invite.

We will contact you 6 months after your 2nd dose.

If you feel you have been left out, please contact us on 02038835708.

Clinics will be running at Trevelyan House up until Christmas.

Immunosuppressed patients

If you are considered ‘immunosuppressed’, you will be offered a 3rd dose of the vaccine.

This may seem confusing, but it is named a 3rd dose as evidence shows you may not have as many antibodies after the first two doses.

For this group, a ‘booster’ may be planned at a later stage.

You can have a 3rd dose, if immunosuppressed,* *8 weeks after a 2nd dose.

We are endeavouring to contact all of our patients in this group, as are the local hospitals, so you may have a choice of venue.

Whatever you do, please take up the offer. It may save your life.