Covid-19 Booster Vaccinations

 

Please note your COVID-19 Vaccination does not protect you against flu, for information regarding your flu vaccination visit our Flu Vaccination webpage.

 

Eligibility

All adults aged 18 and over are now able to receive their life-saving Covid booster jab three months after their second dose, with the option to book the actual appointment up to two months in advance.

A booster is different from a third primary dose. A third dose is an extra ‘top-up’ vaccination given 8 weeks after your second dose to people with a severely weakened immune system.

The following groups are now eligible to get their booster jab:

  • care home residents
  • those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (including family they live with)
  • those aged 18 or over
  • front line health and social care workers.

The NHS is prioritising bookings for boosters and is urging people to book a slot to guarantee their vital jab. Some vaccination sites may offer a walk-in service if they have spare capacity. 

The following cohorts of children and young people should be offered a booster dose of 30 micrograms Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty®) no sooner than 3 months after completion of their primary course:

  • children and young people aged 16 to 17 years
  • children and young people aged 12 to 15 who are in a clinical risk group or who are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed
  • children and young people aged 12 to 15 years who are severely immunosuppressed and who have had a third primary dose


Booster doses for immunosuppressed individuals

On November 29 JCVI announced that severely immunosuppressed individuals who have completed their primary course (3 doses) should be offered a booster dose with a minimum of 3 months between the third primary and booster dose. Those who have not yet received their third dose may be given the third dose now to avoid further delay. A further booster dose can be given in 3 months, in line with the clinical advice on optimal timing.

People with a weakened immune system can get a third dose from a walk-in site if all of these apply:

• they have received a letter from their GP or hospital doctor, inviting them for a third dose

• they are aged 18 years old or over

• it's been 8 weeks since their 2nd dose, unless the letter from their GP or hospital doctor says otherwise.

Individuals in this group can take the letter to any walk-in site that is offering a third dose for people with a weakened immune system.

In addition, people who are severely immunosuppressed can now book their third COVID jab online or by calling 119.

 

Frequently asked questions


What should I do if I know I am eligible for a booster but haven't received an invite yet?

If you think you're eligible for a booster dose and it's been more than 3 months since your 2nd dose, please call the booking helpline on 119.

 

Information on Covid-19 Vaccination clinics in Surrey

Vaccination services are running in a number of community locations. 

Please find below information on vaccination services across Surrey Heartlands - check back here for regular updates.  

Please only attend if you meet the vaccination
 service criteria and are eligible to receive a vaccination.

Please refer to the details for each vaccination clinic below for age group and cohort eligibility.

You can find out more, including details of locations and availability of walk-in vaccination clinics with no appointments required on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Centres webpage. Please note walk-in vaccinations for Booster doses are currently limited.

 

Covid-19 Vaccination Resources

For a range of helpful resources, including information in community languages, research, videos and much more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Resources webpage.

A series of resources specific to booster vaccinations can be found following this link on the gov.uk website.



 

 

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