People at increased risk from severe illness are being offered a spring booster vaccine for Covid-19 this April in Dorset.

The NHS National Booking System will open for spring Covid-19 vaccination bookings on Monday, April 15, with appointments available from the following week until June 30. 

This will be available to people at an increased risk from severe illness including those aged 75 or over by June 30 and people with a weakened immune system or who live in an older adult care home.

Anyone eligible can book a vaccine appointment via the NHS website or by calling 119 for free, with parents or carers able to book a Covid-19 vaccination for children under 16 on their behalf.

Eligible people aged 16 and over can also use the NHS App to book an appointment.

Monday will also see the start of visits to older adult care homes and eligible household patients.

For those that receive all their care at home, a home visit should be arranged via their GP.