The NHS is offering spring boosters to over 75s, residents in care homes and those with weakened immune systems.
Who is eligible?
You will be offered a Covid-19 spring booster by the NHS if you:
- are aged 75 and over
- live in a care home for older people
- are aged 12 and over and have a weakened immune system
This is because COVID-19 may affect you more seriously if you are in one of these groups, and the booster will reduce your risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
When to get your spring booster
You will be contacted by the NHS when you are due for a spring booster.
You will usually be offered an appointment around 6 months after your last dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
You may be offered appointment dates slightly earlier than this, but you should try to book an appointment at around 6 months after your last dose in order to get the best and longest lasting protection from your spring booster.
If you are eligible for a spring booster, but have not had a 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine yet, you should have them as soon as possible.
If you have a severely weakened immune system, you will need to get a 3rd dose before you get a further spring booster.
How to get your spring booster
You may be offered appointment dates from 3 months (91 days) after your last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. But try to book an appointment around 6 months after your last dose to get the best protection from your spring booster.
You can book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment online for your spring booster as soon as you are due one, if you are:
- aged 75 and over
- aged 12 and over and have a weakened immune system
If you live in a care home for older people, contact your care home manager about getting vaccinated.
If you think you are eligible for a spring booster but did not get an invite, contact your GP surgery or hospital specialist.
For more information, visit: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccine
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Published on Mon, 04 Apr 2022 15:34:09 GMT
Modified on Mon, 04 Apr 2022 15:40:44 GMT