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Covid-19 Boosters

Covid-19 Boosters

 

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.