Who is eligible for the covid-19 booster?
- people aged 50 and over
- people who live and work in care homes
- frontline health and social care workers
- people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
- people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
- people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.
When can I have my Covid-19 booster?
Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 6 months and 1 day ago.
A coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine.
It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
Where can I have my Covid-19 booster?
You will receive communication from NHS England once you become eligible for the Covid-19 booster. Once you have this letter you will be able to book an appointment at a mass vaccination site, you can do this online or by calling 119.
The Practice will be holding Covid-19 Booster Clinics at the Surgery, however, there will be limited availability due to receiving stock.
What Vaccine will I receive?
The vaccine that will be given is Pfizer only as Astra Zeneca has not been approved in the UK by the MHRA as a Booster.