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Autumn Booster Programme

The Department of Health and Social Care has just announced they are offering a new booster for certain groups this autumn. This comes after a significant rise in COVID cases recently. Although this is now not mandatory within the social care sector, we wanted to provide you with all of the information you may need, should you decide to get another booster.

The programme is expected to start in early autumn. Details of how this will be delivered, including how people will be invited for vaccination will be set out nearer the start of the autumn booster programme. We will keep you updated as soon as we have any new information on this.

This program also includes an influenza jab, which will also be available to all groups listed below.

Who is the COVID autumn booster available for?

  • Anyone over the age of 50

  • Those that work in social care settings

  • NHS Workers

  • Unpaid carers

  • Those who are immunosuppressed

Who is the Influenza autumn booster available for?

  • Anyone over the age of 50

  • NHS and social care staff

  • Primary school children

  • Secondary school pupils in years 7, 8 and 9

  • Those who are immunosuppressed

Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay said:

"Viruses spread more easily in the colder seasons with people socialising inside, so the risk of getting COVID-19 is higher. It is absolutely vital the most vulnerable groups receive a booster vaccine to strengthen their immunity against serious disease over winter to protect themselves and reduce pressure on the NHS."

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