Second dose of the life-saving COVID-19 vaccination is vital for maximum protection

If you have had the first part of your life-saving COVID-19 vaccination, it’s absolutely vital that you take up the offer of the second part.
2nd Dose Once Not Enough

Vaccinations offer the best protection against coronavirus and are hugely important in helping us to lead a more normal life as restrictions begin to ease. The second dose gives everyone the strongest possible protection against COVID-19, so it’s crucial that you take up this offer as soon as you are invited.

More than 1.1 million Midlands people are now fully vaccinated having received the second part of their vaccination.

Recent evidence shows that some people are mistakenly thinking that they are vaccinated with just one dose, but a second jab is vital. Remember, the most effective protection comes from having both doses of the vaccine, so it’s important you do not put off your appointment for your second jab if you have already had your first.

Protection lasts for much longer with both doses. The vaccines have been through extensive testing and are safe, but one dose won’t give you full protection. People only have maximum protection if they have both parts.

People who received their first dose in a hospital hub or through a GP service will be contacted to receive their second dose. They do not need to contact the NHS. Anyone who booked their appointment through the national booking service (online or by ringing 119) will have booked both their first and second appointments at the same time. People who called 119 will have been given details of their second appointment over the phone.

If you had your vaccination in February, you will be due for the second part of your vaccination which the NHS has allocated to you. So, please attend your appointment and if it has been 11-12 weeks from your first vaccination and you don’t have an appointment for your second, contact your GP Practice.

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