Individuals aged 12 and over with severe immunosuppression are now recommended to receive a third primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
Letter to severely immunosuppressed individuals
We are writing to let you know that you are now eligible for an extra dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in light of the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
The advice recommends that a third dose is given for individuals aged 12 and over with immunosuppression and you are eligible within this category given your current health condition.
This is being advised as a precautionary measure to increase your immunity level and provide a better vaccine response, based on studies and experience with other vaccines.
It is part of your primary course of vaccination and is separate to a booster vaccination, which you will likely become eligible for in six months’ time, pending further advice.
We recommend you contact your GP/Consultant to discuss the optimal timing to receive your vaccination, which must be at least 8 weeks after your second dose.
If you have received a text message directing you to this letter, you will receive a further text message with a link to book an appointment in our next covid vaccination clinic. Alternatively, you can contact the surgery to book an appointment for your third dose.
For more information about the coronavirus vaccine visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
The Valleys Medical Partnership