Last updated: Tuesday 20 September 2022
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Getting your Covid-19 vaccinations remains important to protect yourself and those around you, even if you’ve previously had Covid-19.
The 2022 Covid-19 autumn booster programme aims to improve immunity for those at higher risk from Covid-19 and to improve their protection against severe Covid-19 illness over Winter 2022 to 2023.
Frontline health and social care workers, people aged 50 years or over, residents and staff in care homes for older adults, carers aged sixteen or over, people who are pregnant and people aged five or over in clinical risk groups or who are household contacts of people with weakened immune systems will all be invited by the NHS to receive a booster dose this autumn.
It is especially important for older people, those with a weakened immune system, those in risk groups, women who are pregnant, those who are frontline health and social care staff, household contacts of people with a weakened immune system and carers to attend for a booster dose this autumn.
The NHS has already started contacting those who are eligible to make a booster appointment. They will prioritise those whose clinical need is greatest as they have done throughout the programme, starting with those who are at higher risk due to older age, who are pregnant or have underlying clinical conditions, including a weakened immune system, then working through the eligible cohorts to invite others.
Once invitations are opened for a group, those eligible will be able to book an appointment from at least three months (91 days) after their last dose by calling 119 or booking through the NHS website. You can find further information about the autumn booster on the government website here: A guide to the COVID-19 autumn booster - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
First and second doses
Everyone aged 12 and over can still get their first or second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. First and second doses can be booked through the NHS website or by calling 119.
You can also walk-in to some clinics across the county without an appointment. The grab a jab link will tell you which clinics are available, what age groups can go to that site and opening times. Please check this site before walking in.
Those aged 18 years and over will be offered second dose appointments from eight weeks (56 days) after their first dose. Those under 18 will be offered second dose appointments from 12 weeks (84 days) after their first dose.
Children that turned 5 years of age by 31 August 2022 will still be eligible to access the full primary vaccination course (first and second doses). 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.
- For more information about the vaccination for children aged 12 – 17, visit: COVID-19 vaccination: resources for schools and parents
- For more information about the vaccination for children aged 5 - 11, visit: COVID-19 vaccination: resources for children aged 5 to 11 years
Covid-19 first booster vaccination
First booster Covid-19 vaccine doses are available for people over 16 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine. You are eligible for a booster dose 3 months (91 days) after you had your second dose. You can still get this booster dose if you have not already had one.
Young people aged 12 to 15 years old with a condition that means they're at high risk from Covid-19 can also get a first booster dose.
There are a number of sites across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire delivering the booster jab. You can book an appointment on the NHS website or by calling 119.
Third dose for people who are immunosuppressed
People aged 5 years and over that had a severely weakened immune system when they received their first or second dose will be offered an additional primary (third) dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. This is not a booster, but a third dose to ensure that such people receive the same protection given by two doses for those who do not have a weakened immune system.
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:
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The public continues to have an important part to play to help the uptake of the vaccine and reducing the spread of winter viruses, including Covid-19. In order to do this:
- please attend your booked appointments
- and please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.
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