Covid-19 vaccinations

Last updated: Friday 31 March 2023 

Getting your Covid-19 vaccinations remains important to protect yourself and those around you, even if you’ve previously had Covid-19.

 Those eligible for a vaccination can book an appointment by calling 119 or through the NHS website. Or you can look for your nearest walk-in site.

The next Covid-19 vaccination campaign will be the 2023 spring booster. More information on this can be found below.

Spring Covid-19 booster

In line with advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), in spring 2023 an additional Covid-19 vaccination dose is being offered to:

  • Adults aged 75 years and over
  • Residents in care homes for older adults
  • Individuals aged 5 years and over who are immunosuppressed

Spring Covid-19 vaccinations are expected to begin from 3 April in older adult care homes and on 17 April for the rest of the eligible population. The national booking system will open before this.  

Residents will be contacted by the NHS if they are eligible and appointments should be offered between April and June, with those at highest risk being called in first.

More information on the Covid-19 spring 2023 booster can be found here.

Covid-19 primary doses

Everyone that turned 5 years of age on or before 31 August 2022 can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Children who turn 5 years of age on or after 1 September 2022 are only eligible for a first and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination if they are at high risk due to a health condition or because of a weakened immune system or are living with someone who has a weakened immune system.

People aged 5 years and over that had a severely weakened immune system when they received their first or second dose are also offered an additional primary (third) dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. This is because their immune system may not have responded as well as other people’s to their previous doses.

An additional primary dose (third dose) should improve their protection and reduce their risk of being ill for a long time or of getting serious complications from COVID-19. The NHS should contact people if they are eligible for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone that has not been contacted and thinks they are eligible for a third dose should speak to their GP surgery or specialist. Information on what you need to bring to your appointment to show your eligibility for a third dose can be found here.

Primary doses of the Covid-19 vaccination continue to be available to eligible residents that have not yet received them. However, following JCVI advice, these vaccines will no longer be available from the end of the spring campaign on 30 June 2023. The offer is then expected to become more targeted to those at higher risk of severe Covid-19 and will usually only be available seasonally, so people are encouraged to take up the offer over the coming months. 

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) 

For the latest information on the vaccination programme visit the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB website.

If there are any questions about the vaccine programme that are not answered by the information online, please contact our customer service centre through the online enquiries form:

Or by calling: 0300 500 8080

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