Coronavirus (COVID-19) spring vaccination

For some, particularly older people and those with a weakened immune system, COVID-19 can still be very dangerous and even life-threatening. COVID-19 vaccines offered by the NHS provide protection against the virus and help reduce the risk of serious illness. The vaccine has saved countless lives, prevented thousands from needing to go to hospital and helped us to live with the virus without fear or restrictions.

Protection against COVID-19 (either from catching the virus or from a previous vaccination) can fade over time and the virus can change so if you are at higher risk of severe illness it is important that you top up your protection.

Who is eligible?  

In line with expert advice, this spring the NHS is once again offering the COVID-19 vaccine to those that are at highest risk of getting seriously unwell if they catch the virus.

The spring COVID-19 vaccine will be offered from later this month (April 2024) if you:

  • are aged 75 years old or over
  • live in a care home for older adults
  • are aged 6 months old or over and have a weakened immune system

The NHS will contact people who are eligible for a seasonal spring COVID-19 vaccine.

You should be offered an appointment between April and June, with those at highest risk being called in first.

Vaccinations will begin on 15th April for residents in care homes for older adults and eligible housebound people. All other eligible people will be able to book their appointment from 15 April, to take place from 22nd April. Spring vaccinations will be available until 30 June 2024.

How to get your vaccine

The NHS will be inviting those eligible, but you do not need to wait for an invitation to book your vaccine. Booking a spring COVID-19 vaccine is simple and easy if you are eligible:

  • Download the NHS App and make an appointment
  • Visit nhs.uk/get-vaccine
  • Call 119 for free if you can’t get online (translators are available)

Convenient walk-in options are also available:

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