COVID-19 vaccinations for Autumn Winter 2023/24
Following the announcement from UK health security agency we will be contacting and encouraging those eligible for vaccinations to come forward and have them. If you are contacted by the NHS to have your vaccination, please come forward, or book an appointment:
- Online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
- Using the NHS App
- Calling 119 if you don’t have online access
The groups to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine are:
- Residents in care homes for older adults
- All adults aged 65 years and over
- People aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group, as defined in tables 3 and 4 of the Covid-19 chapter of the UKHSA Green Book on Immunisation, including pregnant people
- Frontline health and social care workers
- People aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression, as defined in the UKHSA Green Book
- People aged 16 to 64 years who are carers, as defined in the UKHSA Green Book, and staff working in care homes for older adults
You can check if you are also eligible for the flu vaccine here.
Vaccine testing and safety
All COVID-19 vaccinations offered by the NHS have been advised for use in this campaign by experts in JCVI. All COVID-19 vaccinations have been tested in line with rigorous standards and found to give good protection against the virus. The new BA.2.86 ‘pirola’ COVID-19 variant presents a greater risk now, which is why the NHS is encouraging all eligible people to get their vaccines as soon as they can.
Important information about treatments for Covid
The way that Covid treatment is accessed has now changed.
If your medical records currently show that you have a health condition which means that treatment could reduce the chance of you becoming seriously ill from Covid, this needs to be started soon after you begin to experience symptoms. You may have previously been told that the NHS would contact you about treatment once you report a positive Covid test. This is no longer the case.
Read more on the GOV.UK website including the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI): www.gov.uk/government/news/most-vulnerable-to-be-offered-spring-covid-19-booster