So can you, very likely, unless you are for example already getting them from your place of work or study.
I started volunteering as a vaccination steward a while ago and this is why I need them. I normally run a relatively low infection risk (because of the way I live here in England) and my first LFT – done at the medical centre – was negative, as expected.
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I also got my booster invitation but no vaccination centres were available locally, only one in Southampton and one on the Isle of Wight, to my surprise. You can only “pre-book” appointments and that too sounds a bit unusual.
I was a bit surprised that it took so long as I am in my 60s and it sounded like they were already giving booster jabs to the under-40s now.
In the letter, it said that I would not be eligible for the booster until 6 months after my 2nd jab. That might explain it? But when I logged in, it said that I was eligible from 2 months after my 2nd jab. Hmm.
I’m not worried, mind you. It’s just that volunteering comes with some obligations.
They had a local walk-in clinic in Guildhall Square last week but I didn’t think that things were really that crazy busy locally and if I have to wait until 6 months after the 2nd jab, I would not have been eligible yet anyway.
I’d been looking for ways to volunteer since the start of the pandemic. I’m pleased that I eventually succeeded.
I’ve made a video about how I successfully dealt with my fear of needles. It may be useful for others. I’ll post it on this blog later.