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Lupus and COVID-19 Information & Guidance - UPDATED 06/04/2022

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Hi everyone,

We have updated our lupus and COVID-19 information and guidance to reflect the latest changes - lupusuk.org.uk/coronavirus/

For updates about vaccines and the "spring booster" go to lupusuk.org.uk/covid19-vacc...

For updates about free lateral flow tests and accessing COVID-19 treatments go to lupusuk.org.uk/covid-19-tre...

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Thanks Paul

Particularly appreciate your giving links to the information for Wales and Scotland x

Hi Spanielmadlady,

I'm not sure where you have seen information that household contacts of the immunocompromised will be offered the spring booster in Wales - I've just checked this (gov.wales/covid-19-vaccinat... and it isn't the case.

The spring/second booster is only being offered to:

* adults aged 75 years and over

* residents in a care home for older adults

* individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed (as defined in in the Green Book)

My mistake...read it wrong 🤦‍♀️

Who will be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine?A COVID-19 booster vaccine will be offered to:

all adults over the age of 16 years

pregnant women

those aged 12 years and over who are at risk or who are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed.

In spring 2022 an additional booster is being offered to:

people aged 75 years and older

residents in care homes for older people

Covid is spreading very fast so shielding is still highly necessary!

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