Attention everyone! The government has confirmed there will be an Autumn 2023 COVID booster campaign.
Those eligible for an Autumn 2023 booster are:
- All adults aged 65 years and over
- Residents in a care home for older adults
- People aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group, as laid out in the Immunisation Green Book (this includes people with blood cancer and people with a history of blood cancer)
- People aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
- Frontline health and social care workers
- People aged 16 to 64 who are carers, and staff working in care homes for older adults
The following dates have been announced for the Autumn booster programme:
England – Vaccinations will start on 11 September for those most at risk, including people with immunosuppression. NHS England recommends people should be offered the flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time.
Scotland – Over 50s will receive a flu jab in Scotland, compared to only over 65s in England. Flu jabs for 50-64-year-olds will start from 4 September. People aged 65-74 years of age with no underlying conditions and those aged 12-64 years in a clinical risk group (excluding those with a weakened immune system), will be invited for both jabs, with appointments starting from 18 September. All other groups will follow from mid-October. People should wait to be invited or prompted to book their jab(s) by NHS Scotland.
Northern Ireland and Wales – Details of how and when people will access the autumn vaccine have not been announced yet. We will update this when we know more!
Stay safe, stay protected. More detailed information can be found on the Gov.uk website.