Eligibility for Covid Booster vaccinations following national announcements
Following the Prime Minister's national announcement on 30 November, local GP practices and NHS vaccination clinics are awaiting further clinical and operational guidance from NHS England BEFORE the changes to eligibility for booster vaccinations can be implemented.
Please note: Until the new clinical guidance is in place we can only currently provide booster vaccinations to those who had their second dose six months ago and are:
- aged 40 years or over
- frontline health and social care workers (including those who work in residential and nursing homes for older adults)
- aged 16-39 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers or adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.
We will let you know as soon as we can provide boosters sooner or to younger age groups.
Please do not contact your GP practice or visit a walk in vaccination clinic if you are under 40 years old or have had your second dose within six months as we will not be able to provide you with a booster yet.
Please be patient and look out for local NHS updates on when these changes to eligibility will come into effect.