There are 3 types of booster for the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine:
- A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, who have had a 2nd dose of the vaccine at least 3 months ago.
- A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is available for anyone who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses and who had an additional primary dose (3rd dose) of the vaccine at least 3 months ago.
- A spring booster of the COVID-19 vaccine is available to people aged 75 and over, people who live in a care home for older people, or people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system.
If you have not had a booster dose yet, you’re still eligible and can book anytime.
Appointments can be booked via the National Booking System or by calling 119.
If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.
Alternatively, your GP practice may call you if they are taking part in the covid vaccination programme. Please ensure you attend when called forwards.
Positive COVID-19 test result?
People aged 18 and over need to wait 4 weeks. Most young people aged 5 to 17 years old need to wait 12 weeks. If you or your child are aged 5 to 17 years old and at high risk from COVID-19, or live with someone who has a weakened immune system, need to wait 4 weeks.
If you or your child have symptoms of COVID-19, but have not had a test, you should wait until your symptoms are better before you get the vaccine. You can talk to a healthcare professional at the vaccination site about this.