It's the last chance to book a Covid booster for the general public before the vaccination programme scales down in just over a week's time.

They will then become unavailable to anyone under the age of 50, not in an at-risk category.

Now the NHS is urging those yet to get a Covid booster to book one of the appointments still available next week before the offer ends.

NHS England said there are still 391,000 appointments at 2,800 sites available up until Sunday, February 12.

Basingstoke Gazette: Those aged between 16 and 49 have until February 12 to book a Covid booster if they haven't alreadyThose aged between 16 and 49 have until February 12 to book a Covid booster if they haven't already (Image: PA)

That is the last day of the autumn booster campaign and will also be the final day that 16 to 49-year-olds who are not considered at risk, and who have only had a primary course, will be able to get a booster.

This follows updated JCVI advice, which recommends the offer ends in line with the current campaign.

What is the JCVI recommending for future Covid vaccination campaigns?

The JCVI is recommending moving to a more targeted offer to those considered to be at risk of serious illness. It will set out further advice on future campaigns in due course.

It has already advised that there should be another autumn vaccination campaign later this year, as well as a potential spring campaign, for the most vulnerable.

More than 17.3 million people have so far come forward for a booster throughout this winter.

In total, the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has delivered 144.5 million doses of the vaccine since Maggie Keenan became the first in the world to receive an approved jab.

Steve Russell, NHS director of vaccinations and screening, said: "There is just one week left of the autumn booster campaign and so if you are eligible for a booster but have yet to take up your latest dose, please do so before the end of next week.

"Whether you have had previous doses or a bout of Covid, we know that a booster is the best way to maintain protection against serious illness from covid for yourself and your loved ones, so please do make the most of the offer while it is available and give yourself both protection and peace of mind for the year ahead."

The NHS Covid vaccination programme will continue to run a smaller operation after February 12, allowing people who are severely immunosuppressed to still book appointments it they are yet to receive their first, second or third doses.

The JCVI has also advised the primary course offer for healthy five to 49-year-olds should be withdrawn in 2023, in favour of a more targeted approach.

The Government will confirm on who will be eligible for Covid vaccines in future phases of the programme one JCVI advice is given.