Boost your immunity against COVID-19 this autumn

Young man receiving a COVID vaccination

The NHS is asking people aged 65 and over to book their autumn COVID-19 booster now through the NHS national booking system or by calling 119.

Everyone aged 50 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, those aged 5 years and over in a clinical risk group and health and social care staff, will be offered a booster of COVID-19 vaccine this autumn. Those most at risk are being called forward first.

People aged 75 and over, the severely immunosuppressed, and frontline health and care workers were the first to become eligible to book the latest COVID-19 booster earlier this month.

The NHS COVID-19 vaccine service is also now offering appointments to carers and pregnant women, with bookings able to be made online or over the phone.

You can have your autumn booster if it’s been at least 3 months since you had your previous dose. If you have not had a 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine yet, you should have them as soon as possible.

The NHS will also start rolling out this year’s flu vaccine shortly, with eligible people able to get their flu and COVID-19 jab at the same time. If you are offered both vaccines together you should take them as this offers maximum protection.

Don’t delay. Get vaccinated.