A HEALTH board is urging vulnerable patients to get their Covid spring booster.

NHS Lanarkshire is encouraging over 75s and over 12s with a weakened immune system who have not yet come forward to book the jab.

The spring booster programme offers a second booster vaccination to eligible groups following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

In particular, the health board is urging patients to get the jag before the end of June.

The second booster is to help protect those most vulnerable against any increase on coronavirus infections.

Anyone who has not yet attended for their spring booster can still access their vaccine at one of one of the vaccination centres across Lanarkshire.

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Lynsey Sutherland, interim general manager for Lanarkshire’s Vaccination Programme, said: “We are appealing to anyone aged over 75 or anyone aged 12 and over who has a weakened immune system who have not yet got their spring booster to either book an appointment or attend one of our drop in clinics.

“Getting the spring booster will offer longer lasting protection against severe Covid-19 illness to those who are more vulnerable.

“I would like to thank have the residents of Lanarkshire for their continued support in making the roll-out of the vaccination programme, including the spring booster programme, a success.”

The spring booster appointment can be booked through NHS Inform, either on the helpline 0800 030 8031 or you can visit one of the drop-in clinics.