COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations

 

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Who is currently eligible for the booster vaccination?

The current eligibility criteria for the COVID-19 booster can be found on the NHS UK website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-booster-vaccine/

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

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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

Please keep an eye on the NHS website to remain up to date on booster eligibility changes and updates: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-booster-vaccine/ 

How do I book an appointment?

If you are eligible and wish to book an appointment, please either call 119, book an appointment online or attend a walk in vaccination clinic: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site

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