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COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and give you the best protection against coronavirus. 

Who is elgible for the vaccine?

  • People aged 5 and over can get a first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Who is eligible for the booster?

  • People aged 16 and over

  • Some children aged 12 to 15

  • People aged 5 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses

  • People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, can get a spring booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

More information on eligibility

Autumn booster

From September, the following groups will be offered a COVID-19 autumn booster vaccine under plans to increase protection against respiratory viruses ahead of winter:

  • People aged 50 years and over

  • People aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group, including pregnant women

  • People aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression

  • People aged 16 to 49 years who are carers

  • Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults

  • Frontline health and social care workers 

For more information see our Autumn booster page and the GOV.UK website.

How to get your vaccine and booster dose

There are many ways for eligible people to get a vaccine or booster:

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