Following the updated advice from the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the NHS has launched the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme for those people who are most at risk.
The Autumn Booster programme will be using an updated vaccine that protects against the original virus and also the Omicron variant.
Autumn Booster jabs are being offered to everyone aged 50 and over as well as those who are at highest risk from serious illness such as pregnant women, people with long-term health conditions as well as frontline health and social care workers.
As with previous vaccination phases, the oldest and most vulnerable are being called forward first – and people aged over 65 and frontline health and social care workers are now being called forward to book an appointment.
You can book in online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or through 119, as long as it has been three months since your last dose. Once the most vulnerable groups have booked an appointment, the other eligible groups will then start to be called forward.
If you’re eligible for an Autumn Booster now, or soon will be, please book an appointment when you’re invited to do so.