You will be offered a spring booster if you:
- are aged 75 and over
- live in a care home for older people
- are aged 12 and over and have a weakened immune system
COVID-19 may affect you more seriously if you are in one of these groups. The spring booster is being offered to help reduce your risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
When to get your spring booster
You will be contacted by the NHS when you are due a spring booster. You will usually be offered an appointment around 6 months after your last dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
If you are eligible for a spring booster, but have not had a 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine yet, you should have them as soon as possible.
If you have a severely weakened immune system you need to get an additional primary dose (3rd dose) before you get a booster.
How to get your spring booster
You will be contacted by the NHS and invited to book your spring booster when it’s due.
You may be offered appointment dates from 3 months (91 days) after your last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. But try to book an appointment around 6 months after your last dose to get the best protection from your spring booster.
Book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment online or call 119 for your spring booster if you are:
- aged 75 and over
- aged 12 and over and have a weakened immune system
If you live in a care home for older people, contact your care home manager about getting vaccinated.
If you think you are eligible for a spring booster but did not get an invite, contact your GP surgery or hospital specialist.