* UPDATED APRIL 2022 - SPRING BOOSTER CAMPAIGN *
A coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your primary doses of the vaccine. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine?
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. You will usually be offered an appointment around 6 months after your last dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
If you have not had a booster dose yet, you are still eligible and can book anytime.
Which COVID-19 vaccine will I get?
Most people will be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or Moderna vaccine.
This means your booster dose may be different from the vaccines you had for your 1st and 2nd doses, or a previous booster dose.
Some people may be offered a booster dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine if they cannot have the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.
If you meet these criteria, please call 01704 395830 to book your booster.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY
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