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Frontline volunteers eligible for COVID-19 booster vaccinations

All frontline, patient-facing volunteers can now get their COVID-19 booster vaccination by booking an appointment or attending one of the many walk-in clinics taking place across the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS) area.

All eligible volunteers need to have had their 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago.

Frontline volunteers who are encouraged to take up the offer of a booster vaccination include those working in vaccination centres, hospitals and other health service locations where they are dealing face-to-face with members of the public. Examples of eligible volunteer roles include stewards, those working in patient transport and those volunteering with VSOs such as St John Ambulance, British Red Cross or Age UK.

When attending for their booster vaccination people will need to provide evidence of their patient-facing volunteering role with either:

• A letter demonstrating that they are working as patient-facing volunteer, such as a letter from their workplace/organisation; or
• A volunteer workplace or voluntary organisation photo ID 

The booster vaccinations can be booked via the national NHS booking website HERE, by calling NHS 111 or visiting one of the local walk-in clinics listed HERE

The full list of who is eligible for a booster vaccination can be read HERE

Elizabeth Moloney, who is leading on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout for the ICS, said: “Without the incredible efforts of volunteers we could not have achieved such a successful rollout of the vaccination programme.

“We thank them for what they have done and what they continue to do, and we urge them to take up the offer of having a booster vaccination.

“The booster will provide very important extra protection as we head into the winter months.”

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