West Oxfordshire District Council continues to support Covid-19 booster programme as winter approaches
West Oxfordshire District Council is increasing its support for the NHS booster programme by offering extended use of its Elmfield Offices in Witney to provide space for booster vaccines to be given over the coming months as winter grips the district and the risk of increased Covid-19 cases rises.
Councillor Joy Aitman, Cabinet Member for Stronger Healthy Communities, said, “We are pleased to be offering our facilities to help with the booster vaccine programme in West Oxfordshire and provide more options for local people.
“I would encourage all those eligible for the booster vaccine to book online and get vaccinated to help keep Covid-19 under control and reduce the impact on the NHS.
“For every person vaccinated, the ability for Covid-19 to spread is reduced and those people are not just helping themselves but their friends, family and community.
“I would also urge people to get their flu vaccine as well so that we are doing all we can to protect our amazing NHS.”
The Council’s Elmfield Office in Witney has been used as a venue for vaccinations one day a week since February and the council has now agreed with local health services to provide it for two days a week so local people have more options for receiving their vaccine.
Residents can check if they are eligible for the Covid-19 booster vaccine and book their appointment by visiting the NHS website.