Manchester’s call out for over 75s to be up to date with Covid jabs

Manchester’s public health chief is calling out to anyone who was due a Spring Covid booster and not yet taken up the offer, to come forward as soon as possible.

The ‘Spring booster’ -or fourth vaccine –  was offered to people most at risk from the virus, including people aged 75 and over; people in care homes and those aged 12 years or over with a weakened immune system.

In particular, Manchester wants to ensure that its older residents have been vaccinated.

David Regan, Manchester’s Director of Public Health, said: “Please don’t leave anything to chance, especially while we know that Covid numbers are increasing again. And, if you have any fears or questions at all, just ring our free Manchester Covid Helpline, which is staffed by our nursing team. They want to help and we all know that it’s good to talk through any worries.”

It’s free to call Manchester’s Covid Helpline on 0800 840 3858 or text 07890 036 892. The helpline is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm and a translation service is available.

For further information, visit: www.manchester.gov.uk/getmyjab