Covid Booster Vaccinations
“The NHS in Oxfordshire has started delivering COVID booster jabs to people in eligible groups. You will be contacted about your booster vaccination when six clear months have passed since your second COVID vaccination.
Patients groups eligible for the booster include:
• people living in residential care homes for older adults
• all adults aged 50 years or over
• frontline health and social care workers
• all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, and adult carers
• adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals
Currently we will only contact you if you are over 80 years old however you may be contacted by the NHS to go through the national COVID-19 vaccination booking service. You don’t need to get in touch with us about your booster jab. You will be contacted by the NHS when it’s your turn.
Your booster will be a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the booster programme, regardless of which vaccine you received before. This follows data which indicates the Pfizer vaccine is well tolerated as a third dose and provides a strong booster response.
Meanwhile, Oxfordshire primary care teams will vaccinate care home staff and residents. Frontline health and social care staff will be directed to book their appointments through their employers if they work at Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT or Oxford Health NHS FT. Other staff will need to go through the national booking service
Covid Vaccine Update
If you have questions or concerns regarding side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine, please visit GOV.UK for updated official guidance. We will continue to contact all those patients that have had their first dose to book the second, which we would urge you to take in line with the JCVI advice.
For enquiries specifically related to Covid vaccinations, please use our dedicated email address email@example.com or our dedicated Covid vaccine line 01235 639 521 – option 7.
Please note that they are managed by our Covid team and any messages not related to vaccinations will not be responded to.
We have now reached almost 30,000 vaccinations!
We have called all cohorts for vaccinations and are now giving 2nd vaccinations.
- Cohort 1 - residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- Cohort 2 - all those 80 years of age or older and frontline health and social care workers
- Cohort 3 - all those 75-79 years of age
- Cohort 4 - all those 70-74 years of age and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- Cohort 5 - all those 65-69 years of age
- Cohort 6 - all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
- Cohort 7 - all those 60-64 years of age
- Cohort 8 - all those 55-59 years of age
- Cohort 9 - all those 50-54 years of age
Why you must wait for your group to be called
Advice regarding booking a COVID vaccine. We are currently working through the priority list provided by the government. Once we get to your category group you will be contacted, please follow the link below for more information regarding priority groups.
Please make sure we have up to date contact details for you. It is most important we have your current mobile number. You can update your contact details by emailing, firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the subject line “Contact Details”, and include:
- Date of Birth
- Mobile telephone number