Sumary of UK’s leading health charities team up to encourage vulnerable people to get COVID-19 vaccines:
- Some of the UK’s leading health charities including the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and Cancer Research UK are joining forces with the government and the NHS to encourage vulnerable people to get their COVID-19 vaccines.
- Terrence Higgins Trust, Carers UK and Epilepsy Action have also taken part in a short film that will be shared over social media.
- People aged 40 and over, health and social care workers or those aged 16 and over with an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of severe COVID-19 illness are now eligible for booster vaccinations, provided it’s been six months since their second dose.
- The organizations will be using their extensive networks to provide information and reassurance to vulnerable people about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines, including on their social channels.
- Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said: I am hugely grateful to all the charities who are backing our vaccine campaign and supporting some of the most vulnerable in our society.
- ” The charities taking part in the coalition include: African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust;
- The fight against COVID-19 through the vaccines is a national mission and it’s brilliant to see so many different organizations step up to help get this message to those most at-risk.
- ” This week, the National Booking Service opened to people aged 40-49 for their booster jab, as well as young people aged 16-17 who aren’t clinically at risk for their second jab.