The Prime Minister has expanded the booster vaccination programme and said that every eligible adult will be offered their jab by the end of the year.
Today (Tuesday 14 December), people who are eligible for the booster jab include:
- anyone over the age of 30 years old
- people who live and work in care homes, or are frontline health and social care workers
- people aged 16 years old and over with a health condition that puts them at risk of becoming seriously ill from coronavirus
- people aged 16 years old and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus
- people aged 16 years old and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections
From tomorrow, (Wednesday 15 December), people aged 18 years old and over can book their booster vaccination.
You will be offered a booster dose at least three months after your second dose, but you will be able to book the appointment from two months.
If you have had coronavirus recently, you need to wait 28 days after COVID-19 infection if you are 18 years old or over, or 12 weeks if you’re under 18 years old, before you can receive your booster vaccination.
Please bring along your NHS number with you if you can, because that helps the vaccination teams.