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Winter COVID-19 vaccination

The NHS winter COVID-19 vaccination programme provides vital protection to those eligible and their families over winter, keeping people from developing serious illnesses, and helping to minimise hospitalisations during busy winter months.

How to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Eligible adults can book their COVID-19 vaccination now on the NHS App, on the NHS website or by calling 119 for free if you can’t get online, if you’re registered with a GP surgery in England.

If you’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, you can:

Find a walk-in COVID vaccination clinic Book, cancel or change a COVID-19 vaccination appointment on the NHS website Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine and how to get it on the NHS website

You do not have to wait for an invitation before booking an appointment.

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Who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination?

From Monday 11 September 2023, people at greatest risk of serious illness from COVID-19, including care home residents, over 65s and frontline health and social care workers, are eligible for an autumn vaccine booster.

The following people are eligible for an autumn COVID-19 booster:

This is because the risk of severe COVID-19 continues to be strongly associated with increasing age and underlying health conditions.

People who develop a new health condition or start treatment that severely weakens their immune system may also be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine if a clinician advises them to get vaccinated sooner.

Eligible people will be contacted directly by the NHS.

If you are worried, please speak to your healthcare provider for more information.

Find out more here about vaccinations during pregnancy Find out about your risk from COVID-19 during pregnancy on the NHS website Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine and how well they work on the NHS website Find out more about getting the vaccination on the NHS website

Other useful information

Find out more about COVID-19: guidance for people whose immune system means they are at higher risk on the Government website Find out here about Long-COVID Find out here about the winter flu vaccination programme Find out how to register with a GP practice on the NHS website

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