Covid boosters to begin in Lincolnshire on Monday
Lincolnshire health bosses say Covid booster jabs will begin to be given out next next week - with plans being made for issuing vaccines to schoolchildren too.
NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group says it is currently waiting for confirmation on who will get a third dose and said people will be contacted if and when it is their turn, with the first doses issued on Monday.
The boosters will be Pfizer jabs, regardless of which vaccine a patient has previously received, and will be given at least six months after a second dose for older people and vulnerable adults.
The CCG said 12-15 year olds will be given one dose of the Pfizer vaccine by the School Aged Immunisation Service.
A spokesman said: “We will be managing the Covid vaccination programme separately to the flu vaccination programme. The consent processes will be managed separately and any parent that has offered consent to-date for the flu vaccination can be assured that this consent is not applicable nor will be used to vaccinate their child/children with the Covid vaccine. Parents, guardians or carers will shortly be contacted and advised how to give consent for their child to receive the Covid vaccine.”
There have been 350 cases of Covid in South Holland in the last week - up 6.4% on the seven days before.
That means the district’s infection rate is 366.2 per 100,000 people, which is now just above the national average of 360.
One person has died in the last week having had a positive Covid test within 28 days. That takes the total deaths in South Holland to 201.