Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB
Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines are safe and effective and have been proven to reduce hospitalisations and severe illness. They give you the best protection against Covid-19.
Adults aged 65 and over, residents in care homes for older people, frontline health and social care workers, carers, pregnant women and those aged five and over with a severely weakened immune system can book an Autumn Booster vaccine.
The Autumn Booster programme offers the most vulnerable members of the community a chance to top up their immunity ahead of Winter because Covid-19 is more serious for older people and those with a weakened immune system.
The NHS is contacting those who are eligible to make a booster appointment. The NHS will prioritise those whose clinical need is greatest, as it has throughout, starting with those who have had a bigger gap since their last dose, then working through the cohort to invite others who have waited less time.
The Autumn booster will be offered to the following groups:
• Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for
• Frontline health and social care workers
• All adults aged 50 years and over
• Persons aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group, as set out in the Green Book
• Persons aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with
• Persons aged 16 to 49 years who are carers, as set out in the Green Book.
Those eligible will be able to book an appointment three months after their previous dose by calling 119 or through the NHS website.
Booster vaccine doses are available on the NHS for people over 16 who have already had two doses of a vaccine. You are eligible for a booster dose after three months after you had your second dose.
There are a number of sites across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire delivering the booster jab. You can book an appointment on the NHS website or by calling 119.
Third doses for people who are immunosupressed
If you had a severely weakened immune system when you had your first 2 doses of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, you will be offered an additional primary dose (3rd dose) before your booster.
The first 2 doses may not have given you as much protection as they can for people who do not have a severely weakened immune system. An additional primary dose may help give you better protection.
People with a severely weakened immune system include those who had or have:
- a blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)
- a weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
- an organ or bone marrow transplant
- a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections
- a condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for an additional primary dose
You’ll usually be offered an additional primary dose at least 8 weeks after you had your 2nd dose. You can get a booster dose from 3 months after your additional primary dose. If it has been at least 3 months since you had your booster dose, you can also get a spring booster.
If you think you’re eligible for an additional primary dose but have not been contacted, speak to a GP or your hospital specialist.
Book your vaccine or find a walk in clinic on the NHS website.
How to get a first or second dose appointment
Vaccinations for at home citizens
If you are an at home citizen, please click here for details on booking you Covid-19 vaccination appointment.
If you, or someone you know, is a resident in a care home, they will be vaccinated by our vaccination roving team or a GP. Your care home will have more information on when this will be.