SHAPE & BRUSSELS FLU AND COVID IMMUNISATION PLAN
SHAPE and Brussels medical team can confirm the arrival of the COVID vaccinations. We have the Moderna bivalent vaccine (over 18 yrs only). This includes the additional omicron element. Autumn booster campaign Sep – Dec 22.
“This winter it is expected that many respiratory infections, including COVID-19 and flu may be circulating at high levels – this may put increasing pressure on hospitals and other health care services. For these reasons, people aged 50 years and over, those in care homes, and those aged 5 years and over in clinical risk groups are being offered an autumn booster of COVID-19 vaccine”.
The medical team at SHAPE and Brussels will be using the JCVI prioritisation list. So will start with those who are in Clinical risk groups (P19-20 in light green). The first dates are Thu 03 Nov 22 and Fri 04 Nov 22 in SHAPE and an email has already been sent to this population to book their vaccines (this will include flu jab too for those eligible).
Following the above invites and clinics we will invite those over 50 years old by email/ advertising to attend further clinics in subsequent weeks. Most likely to be within the week commencing 14 Nov 22, this may include other risk groups (p20 darker green).
Please do not contact the medical centre for any further updates on vaccines. We will update you and push information out.
There are simple things you can do in your daily life that will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections and protect those at highest risk. Things you can choose to do are:
- Get vaccinated.
- Let fresh air in if meeting others indoors.
- Practise good hygiene:
- wash your hands
- cover your coughs and sneezes
- clean your surroundings frequently
- Wear a face covering or a face mask.