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.
COVID-19 vaccines for people with a severely weakened immune system
COVID-19 vaccines are normally given seasonally, but some people with a severely weakened immune system may need additional protection at other times. This may be because of a health condition or medical treatment.
Your specialist or GP will assess if you or your child (aged 6 months or over) need a COVID-19 vaccine. They should let you know when to get vaccinated and help you find a local appointment. Speak to your specialist or GP for advice.
Seasonal COVID-19 vaccines
Some people at increased risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 may be able to get a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine later in 2024.
The NHS will contact you if your NHS record suggests you may be eligible for a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine.
When available, there will be different ways to get a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine:
- booking online
- going to a walk in COVID-19 vaccination site
- through a local NHS service, such as a GP surgery
- through your care home