3. Get a booster jab
COVID-19 booster vaccine doses are now available to help improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine. Please note your booster dose might be different to your first or second vaccine.
Booster vaccines are available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine.
Frontline health or social care workers can also book their COVID-19 booster vaccinations.
The full list of those eligible includes:
- people aged 18 and over
- people who live and work in care homes
- frontline health and social care workers
- people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
- carers aged 16 and over
- people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
People who are pregnant and in one of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.
Some children aged 12 to 15 are eligible for a booster dose if either:
- they live with someone who has a weakened immune system (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
- they have a condition that means they're at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
Conditions that mean they may be at high risk are:
- a severe problem with the brain or nerves, such as cerebral palsy
- Down's syndrome
- severe or multiple learning disabilities (or they're on the learning disability register)
- a condition that means they're more likely to get infections (such as some genetic conditions or types of cancer)
Book a booster vaccine appointment
If it's been 90 days (3 months) since your second vaccination and you are eligible you can book an appointment online:
- Book or manage a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - nhs.uk website
If it's been 3 months since your second vaccination and you are eligible, you can get a booster jab at one of our local vaccine clinics without an appointment: