IN December, more than four million people in the UK tested positive for Covid as the Omicron variant swept across the country.
The NHS has now issued an urgent warning to everyone who took Covid last month to continue their booster vaccination.
Most people infected with the Omicron virus have cold-like symptoms, and for most people it is milder than previous variants.
Health officials have repeatedly said the Covid booster shots protect against Omicron and offer the best chance of weathering the pandemic.
New NHS data shows 6.3 million people are six weeks or more past their booster dose.
Those who test positive in December will have to wait 28 days for a booster or other vaccine, according to the Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization (JCVI) guidelines.
More than five million Britons have been sent booking reminders for their boosters.
More than 52.2 million Britons have received the first shot of Covid, 48.2 million have received a second dose and 37.1 million have received their booster dose.
After the NHS opened the booster dose to everyone on December 15, ten million Britons came to the attention.
Data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) states that if you get a booster shot, you’re 85% less likely to be hospitalized than if you weren’t vaccinated.
As the last of coronavirus restrictions have now been lifted, Britain’s top doctor says it is imperative that people continue and be protected with a vaccine.
NHS National Chief Medical Officer, Professor Stephen Powis, said: “Everybody wants to see the back of Covid and when things start to get back to normal, it’s important that we don’t notice what’s going on. will protect you from viruses.
“If you’re one of the millions of people who tested positive in December and can’t get a booster shot, it’s time to get the vital vaccine 28 days after Covid.”
He said that more than six million people are now at least six weeks past their booster shot.
“While some people are delayed because of the coronavirus, it’s still important that everyone get a booster shot to increase their protection from reinfection and the dangers of prolonged Covid.
“The evidence is clear that vaccination provides the best protection for you and your loved ones against coronavirus, so I urge anyone who hasn’t taken a booster – either the first dose or second – check where their nearest site is online and protected. now,” he added.
BOOK YOUR ORDER
Pharmacies, GP practices and major community sites are offering placements. But those who qualify can also walking center.
You can make a reservation online by going to NHS booking page to find the location and time period that works for you.
When you book your jab ticket, you’ll only need to choose a date and time for a spot – unlike booking the first dose and the second dose when you’re required to book both at the same time.
If you have recently had coronavirus, you should wait four weeks before making an appointment.
To book an appointment, you need to click the green “book now” button.
You will then be asked if you know your NHS number.
If you have an NHS number, booking is a bit quicker, otherwise you have to fill in all your personal details.
Reservations can also be made by calling 119.
The written invitation will come from NHSvaccine and will include a link to the NHS website, allowing anyone eligible to book an appointment at a convenient location nearby.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/17474159/urgent-warning-brits-had-omicron-december/ Urgent warning for all Britons with Omicron in December