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23rd March 2022

NHS to begin spring COVID-19 booster vaccinations this week for care home residents

Hundreds of thousands of people will be invited to book a Spring COVID-19 booster this week as the NHS vaccination programme enters a new phase.

Eligible groups for Spring boosters include care home residents, people who are 75 and over and those who are immunosuppressed aged 12 and over.

In line with new advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme will contact people when it is their turn to be vaccinated.

Once invited by the NHS, people will be able to book their appointment through the National Booking System either online or by calling NHS 119.

Around 600,000 people will be invited to book this week. In addition, local NHS teams will also offer vaccinations in care homes with hundreds more visits planned in the coming weeks.

In all, around five million people will be able to get a Spring booster dose.

Announcing the Spring rollout, NHS Chief Executive, Amanda Pritchard, said: ‘The NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has not stopped in its efforts to protect people from coronavirus – around five million of the most vulnerable people will be eligible for a Spring dose. There is no need to contact the NHS – when you are eligible for your ‘spring boost’ of protection, we will be in touch so you can book your appointment at one of hundreds of vaccination sites across the country’.

Further Information

GOV.UK - A guide to the spring booster for those aged 75 years and older residents in care homes

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