COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations
Who is currently eligible for the booster vaccination?
As it stands, those who have had their second vaccine at least 3 months ago and fall in to the below criteria can receive a Booster dose:
- aged 18 years and over
- 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 who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.
What health conditions make a patient 'high risk'?
Conditions that put you at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 include:
- Long-term lung conditions (such as severe asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis)
- Long-term conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels (such as congenital heart disease, heart failure and peripheral arterial disease)
- Long-term kidney disease long-term liver conditions (such as cirrhosis and hepatitis)
- Conditions affecting the brain or nerves (such as dementia, Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy or stroke)
- Severe or multiple learning disabilities
- Down's syndrome diabetes problems with the spleen or the spleen has been removed (splenectomy)
- Severe obesity (a BMI of 40 or above)
- Severe mental conditions (such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder)
- A condition or treatment that makes you more likely to get infections a condition your doctor advises puts you at high risk
How do I book an appointment?
If you are not 3 months post your second vaccine and not within the eligibility criteria, you will be turned away.
Published: Dec 15, 2021
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