Jabs for the ‘at risk’ soon

COVID-19 vaccinations will soon be available to Islanders who are classed as being ‘at risk’.

Picture: ROB CURRIE. (30215786)
Picture: ROB CURRIE. (30215786)

The next stage of the vaccination programme will see three different age groups able to book their jab.

By the end of January, a total of 13.8 doses per 100 people had been administered in Jersey, with updated statistics for the period to 7 February due to be published today.

Those considered ‘extremely vulnerable’ have already been able to have their first dose, with focus moving to the lower ‘at risk’ category, which includes those suffering from heart, liver or kidney disease, a range of respiratory conditions or diabetes. Full details are available at the gov.je website.

Those who are at risk should receive an invitation letter and can make appointments as follows:

- Ages 55 to 64: Bookings and appointments start from Monday 15 February.

- Ages 45 to 54: From Monday 22 February.

- Ages 16 to 44: From Wednesday 24 February.

Those who carry out a caring role for vulnerable adults will also receive a letter, while Islanders with learning disabilities will be contacted regarding vaccination sessions to be held at Le Geyt in St Helier on the last two weekends of February.

Anyone who believes they are at risk but does not receive a letter, is advised to check gov.je or contact their GP.

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