Useful information about vaccinations

Why it's important to get your COVID-19 vaccination

If you are a frontline worker working in social care, you are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 at work. Health care workers and those working in social care (particularly in care homes) are at much higher risk of repeated exposure to the infection.

Anyone can arrange a COVID-19 vaccination by using the National Booking System directly through the NHS. There are also walk-in vaccination clinics across Hampshire.

It’s important to arrange and attend your second vaccination appointment. The second dose gives maximum protection for you and those you work with.

Booster vaccines are available for frontline health and social care workers who have already had 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. You can pre-book your booster dose if it’s been 2 months (61 days) since you had your 2nd dose. You can read more information about the booster vaccination from the NHS. Read a letter from the Director of Public Health and Director of Adults' Health and Care for Hampshire County Council highlighting the importance of getting the COVID-19 booster and flu vaccinations.

Information about pregnancy and the vaccination

Getting your flu jab

The flu vaccine is safe and effective. It’s offered every year for free to social care staff to help protect people at risk of getting seriously ill from flu. Read further guidance about the flu vaccine for social care workers and carers. The best time to get the flu vaccine is in the autumn or early winter before flu starts spreading. Read more about the flu vaccine from the NHS.

Measles vaccine

Measles is now circulating in England and infections across Europe are likely to rise. Measles is an extremely infectious and unpleasant illness and can be severe, leading to life threatening illness and long term disability. It is preventable through vaccination.

Read the letter for care staff to encourage uptake of the vaccine.

More information about the vaccine is available from the NHS.