Seasonal COVID-19 boosters for people at increased risk
If you have a health condition that puts you at increased risk from COVID-19, your protection from previous vaccines may be lower. If you’re not sure if you’re at increased risk, you can find out more at www.england.nhs.uk/covid-increased-risk (and for a full list of conditions and criteria, please see Tables 3 and 4 of the UK Health Security Agency’s Green Book). You can get a further COVID-19 vaccination this winter to top up your protection. To book, visit www.nhs.uk/book-covid-booster. It can help to bring something describing your condition to the appointment.
It can take 14 days for the vaccination to take full effect, so everyone due a further dose should try to get it as early as possible when you may be socialising indoors with vulnerable loved ones. To book, visit www.nhs.uk/book-covid-booster or find a local walk-in service at www.nhs.uk/vaccine-walk-in.
Encourage people you live with to get vaccinated ahead of winter
If you have a health condition or are receiving medical treatment that weakens your immune system, encourage people you live with to get vaccinated this winter to improve your protection. To book online, they can visit www.nhs.uk/book-covid-booster. It may help for them to take a copy of the NHS invitation sent to you.
Carers can book COVID-19 and flu vaccines ahead of winter
Carers are more likely to be exposed to the flu and COVID-19 viruses. Both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines are available to all carers this winter. You can book your COVID-19 booster at www.nhs.uk/wintervaccinations or you can go to a walk-in vaccination site. Find your nearest walk-in at www.nhs.uk/vaccine-walk-in.
Children in high-risk groups are entitled to a booster vaccination
Children are eligible for a COVID-19 booster if they have a health condition or are receiving treatment that puts them at an increased risk from COVID-19 infection. Book online at www.nhs.uk/book-covid-booster. It can help to bring your child’s invitation, an NHS letter describing their condition or treatment, or a repeat prescription slip to the appointment.
If your child has had a health condition that puts them at increased risk from COVID-19 their protection from previous vaccines may be lower. They can now receive a COVID-19 vaccination this winter to top up their protection. To book, visit www.nhs.uk/book-covid-booster. It can help to bring something describing your condition to the appointment.
If you’re eligible, it’s important to get the flu vaccine because the viruses that cause flu change every year. You can book via your GP or you can find a community pharmacy near you that is offering flu vaccinations at www.nhs.uk/flujab. Some pharmacies will take bookings online at www.nhs.uk/book-a-flu-vaccination or by calling 119.