People waiting to receive Covid booster jab at Forest Recreation Ground.

Following a successful vaccine rollout across the country, the government is now encouraging people to receive a third ‘booster jab’.  

With the new Omicron variant of the virus being discovered in Nottingham on Saturday, November 27, people are being urged to receive another dose.  

Those who fall into the 40 and over age bracket are now eligible as well as frontline workers and people that live with vulnerable family members.  

Multiple sites across Nottingham including Forest Recreation Ground, Mansfield Vaccination Centre and Queens Medical Centre are offering walk in booster jabs. 

Supermarket worker, Olivia Reid, 19 is due to have a booster jab on Friday, December 3.  

She said: “As a key worker I was pleased to receive a text to get my third jab so early. 

“It makes me feel much safer going into work knowing that I am protected against the virus as much as possible.  

“The last jab I had at Forest Recreation Ground was so well organised and I expect the same for this one too.”  

Staff at Forest Recreation Ground vaccination centre are working hard to ensure a smooth rollout of the booster vaccine.  

Hyson Green resident, Helen White,52, received her third jab on Tuesday, November 30.  

She said: “It was all really well organised.  

“The process was a little but different to the previous two jabs. 

“It seems they have they have trained up the staff and you are looked after by the same person throughout.  

“It really speeds up the process.” 

Those able to get a jab will receive a text and can take themselves to a walk-in centre to receive it.  

People that would prefer to schedule an appointment can either call 119 or book via the NHS website.  

In line with new concerns surrounding the new Omicron variant of Covid – it is vital to get topped up if you can.  

Over 11.4 million people have now had the booster in the UK and the government is aiming to keep this number rising.  

To book a booster jab in Nottingham or check your eligibility visit the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG NHS website.