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Booster Vaccination this Autumn

How to get a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

There are 2 booster doses of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine you may be able to get:

  • a 1st booster for everyone aged 16 and over, and some people aged 12 to 15 who are at high risk from COVID-19, once they have completed their primary COVID-19 vaccination course
  • a seasonal booster (autumn booster) for some people, including those aged 50 years or over, those at high risk from COVID-19 or who are pregnant, and frontline health and social care workers

If you've not had a 1st booster dose yet, you're still eligible and can book anytime. If you're eligible for both, you only need 1 booster during the autumn.

1st booster

1st booster for people aged 16 and over

If you're aged 16 or over you can get a 1st booster dose if you:

  • have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination course (1st and 2nd dose, plus an additional primary dose if you have a severely weakened immune system)
  • had your previous dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago

1st booster for some children aged 12 to 15

You can get a 1st booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if you are aged 12 to 15 and:

  • are at high risk from COVID-19 due to a health condition or a weakened immune system
  • live with someone who has a weakened immune system

How to get a 1st booster dose

If your NHS record shows you're at high risk from COVID-19, you should be invited for a 1st booster.

You need to have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination course and had your previous dose at least 3 months ago to get a 1st booster dose.

If you've not had a 1st booster yet, you can:

If you're aged 12 to 15, you'll need to bring the letter, text or email inviting you to get a 1st booster dose.

If you do not have an invitation, you can bring a letter from your GP or hospital specialist about your condition, or a letter from the GP or hospital specialist of the person you live with confirming that anyone they live with should get a 1st booster.

Information:

If you cannot book an appointment online, you can call 119 free of charge. You can speak to a translator if you need to.

If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.

Last updated: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 12:32