Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
COVID-19 Spring Booster 2023
People aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those aged 5 years and over with a weakened immune system will be offered a booster of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine this spring.
Changes to COVID-19 vaccine booster doses
After 12 February 2023, you will not be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.
Some people at increased risk, for example, because of age or certain medical conditions, may be offered a seasonal booster later this year. If you are eligible for this, the NHS will contact you when it’s your turn to get vaccinated.
If you have not had a 1st or 2nd dose of COVID vaccine and are eligible you can still do so at any time at a Walk-in COVID vaccination clinic :-
If you are aged 5 or over and had a severely weakened immune system when you had your first 2 doses of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, you may be offered an additional primary dose (3rd dose) before any booster doses:-
Tell the NHS about Covid-19 Vaccinations you have had abroad
This service enables you to book an appointment to show evidence for any coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you've had outside of England. This is so the NHS can securely update your vaccination record.
Children aged 5 and above with an NHS number who have had 1 or more COVID-19 vaccinations outside of England can now have them recorded in the National Immunisation Management System (NIMS).
Appointments can be booked on the National Booking Service to show evidence of their vaccinations.
An updated list of approved vaccines can be found on the booking page.
How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status
Covid-19 Vaccination - Guidance for Women of Childbearing Age, Currently Pregnant or Breast Feeding
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that pregnant women should be offered COVID-19 vaccines at the same time as people of the same age or risk group. The COVID-19 vaccines available in the UK have been shown to be effective and to have a good safety profile. These vaccines do not contain live coronavirus and cannot infect a pregnant woman or her unborn baby in the womb.
If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, read the latest guidance from Public Health England (April 2021).
Covid-19 Vaccination and Severe Mental Illness
If you are an adult living with a severe mental illness in England you should now be eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination. You could also be eligible if you care for someone with a severe mental illness.
The Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective. It is being offered to priority groups first, before being offered to all adults in the UK whether they are in a priority group or not. Working age people (aged 16-64) with severe mental illness are included in Priorty Group 6 and also includes those with learning disabilities. Equally Well UK have produced a guide for people with severe mental illness and their carers on what to expect from the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
New videos to support people with severe mental illness get their COVID19 vaccine and advice for primary care professionals that support people with SMI are now available here: https://bit.ly/3fM24KF
From eligibility to vaccination updates, get the latest information about the COVID-19 vaccines and routine flu jabs from
www.thevaccinators.co.uk, the site is updated daily with latest information.