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NHS visits every care home to offer life-saving jabs ahead of Christmas

NHS vaccination teams have visited every care home across the country to offer life-saving covid boosters and flu jabs ahead of the festive period.

More than 15,000 care homes across England have been visited by the dedicated, specialist vaccine teams, including any homes which had to have visits rearranged due to covid outbreaks. This has resulted in approximately 88.6% eligible care home residents now having had a covid booster ahead of Christmas and the New Year.

Anyone who has been unable to get their vaccine for any reason is still able to get the booster either through a team returning to a home or via their GP or the National Booking Service.

The NHS is also urging those eligible to get their flu vaccine as the latest stats show hospital admissions are up week-on-week and higher than covid in the most recent week for the first time since the pandemic began – although both are continuing to rise.

Posted on Dec 19, 2022.

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