VOLUNTEERS are being urged to come forward to administer Covid-19 booster vaccinations across Dorset. 

In response to the government’s announcement of all adults now being eligible to receive a booster jab, the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are looking for volunteers to step forward.

The CCG will be scaling up vaccinations across the county with staff working tirelessly to administer first, second  and third doses plus first doses to 12 to 15 year-olds and second doses to 16-17 year olds, as well as boosters.

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A spokesperson for Dorset CCG said: “People in Dorset are being thanked for taking up the offer of COVID-19 booster jabs, with 218,221 of the current eligible population having received a booster - 57.9 per cent, as of Tuesday, November 30. 

 “There continues to be very high demand for boosters as the number of eligible people increases – with around 30,000 boosters being given every week locally. People can either wait for their GP practice to contact them or book via the national booking service (NBS) for their booster.

“We continue to encourage all of those eligible to come forward for their booster. 

“We are continually looking to increase capacity to support the delivery of the programme.”

Visit joinourdorset.nhs.uk/vaccinators to volunteer.