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NHS urges those who had COVID in December to get boosted without delay

England’s top doctor is reminding people who had COVID-19 over Christmas to get boosted now if they haven’t already done so, as the biggest and fastest NHS vaccination programme continues at pace. 

More than five million reminder texts have been sent by the NHS this week urging people to come forward and get protected from the virus.

New NHS data shows there are 6.3 million people who are overdue their booster by six weeks or more.

More than 10 million people have had their boost in protection since the biggest and most successful vaccination drive in health service history opened up to every adult on December 15, and England’s top doctor is urging millions more to come forward for the best protection from the virus.

The latest data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows shortly after getting a booster, you are 85% less likely to end up in hospital than if you are unvaccinated.

You can read the full press release on the NHS England website.

Finding a walk-in clinic is easy – just visit www.thevaccinators.co.uk or our walk-in clinic page on this website to find a venue near you.

Patients who would prefer to get a date in the diary can still choose to book their vaccination via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119.