From 20 September onwards, the NHS will be starting to deliver COVID-19 vaccine
boosters. This is to help top up the protection for those most at risk as we approach
the winter months. In line with government recommendations, these will be
offered to the following people who are at greatest risk:
- Those living in residential care homes for older adults
- Frontline health and social care workers
- All adults aged 50 years or over
- All those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 and adult carers
- Adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals
What do I need to do?
If you are eligible for a booster, you will be contacted by your GP practice. We will be working through groups in the same order as the first part of the vaccination programme, starting with care home residents and staff, frontline health and care workers and people aged 80 and over.
It will also need to be at least six months since your second dose, so some people will not be contacted until the New Year. Please do not contact the practice for an appointment. We will be in touch when it is your turn to have your booster.