Orpington Vaccine Update - 30 January
Get your jab now if you haven't got your vaccine or booster. It will protect you, your family and your community - and help keep our country open.
The NHS has delivered 196,019 vaccine doses in the Orpington constituency. Here's the breakdown:
72,559 people have received their first dose. That's about 93 per cent of people locally who are eligible for the vaccine (aged 12 and over).
68,225 people have received their second dose. This means about 87 per cent of eligible people locally are fully vaccinated (aged 12 and over).
55,061 people have received their booster jab. That's about 75 per cent of all adults locally.
Who is eligible for a coronavirus vaccine?
The NHS is offering a coronavirus vaccine to anyone aged over 12. Once you have received your first dose, you will be invited for a second dose eight weeks later to strengthen your protection.
If an adult or a child has a weakened immune system, the NHS will contact you to offer you a third vaccine dose. This is not a booster jab. Book your appointment now.
Who is eligible for a booster vaccine?
The evidence suggests that the protection vaccines offer can wane over time. That's why the NHS is offering all adults a booster jab. You can book your booster dose online if it's been two months (61 days) since you had your second dose, and you are:
aged 16 and over
a frontline health or social care worker
You will be offered appointment dates from 2 months after the date of your second dose.