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An elderly housebound woman is still waiting for her COVID-19 booster jab, her family claim.

Jean Clifford, 86, is too frail to leave her Lowdham home and is still yet to receive her latest jab.

Despite contacting their local GP to fix this issue, the family say they are still waiting.

Her daughter, Julie Skinner, expressed her fears for family visiting her on Christmas day.

She said: “She’s vulnerable, she’s got four carers who see her, she sees family, I’m in contact with people who are working so there’s always a risk.

She added: “I’ve wrapped all the presents, she’s got six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and four children, and because she’s housebound we’re all going to her for Christmas.

Mrs Skinner says her mum is waiting for the ‘roving team’ to visit – a group made up of healthcare staff, GPs, and nurses equipped to carry out booster jabs.

“We’re aware we need to go through our doctor and let them know we’re housebound – even though they should know – then this roving team are supposed to come do everyone who is housebound.

“It’s ridiculous, she’s not left her house in two years, why would we take her out now for a booster jab, we need them to come.

“What about everyone who has nobody, who’s speaking up for them, who’s chasing doctors for them?”

According to official government guidance, anyone over the age of 40 who has had their two doses of vaccine can now receive a booster jab.

Booster jabs are available to those who live and work in care homes, frontline health and social care workers and those 16+ at high risk.

One in 50 people tested positive for coronavirus in East Midlands last week, latest figures from Office for National Statistics figures show.

It was the second-highest positivity rate across England with only the North East (2.3%) being higher.

However figures are still yet to be drawn for the Omicron variant.

The Office for National Statistics’ Coronavirus Infection Survey are working on estimates for its cases in the UK.

The figures cover November 20 to 27.

NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group were approached for comment but had not replied at the time of publication.

To see if you’re eligible for your booster jab and to book one now in Nottingham, visit their website.