2023 COVID-19 Spring Booster ūüĆ∑ūüíČ

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has confirmed  its advice for a 2023 spring coronavirus (COVID-19) booster programme.
A spring booster will be offered to:
ūüüʬ†those 75 & over
ūüüʬ†residents in care homes for older adults
ūüüʬ†those aged 5 & over who are immunosuppressed

Eligible individuals will be offered the vaccine around 6 months after their previous dose and NHS England will confirm operational details for the programme in due course.

Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), said:
‚ÄúCOVID-19 is still circulating widely, and we have recently seen increases in older people being hospitalised. It is important those at highest risk of severe illness do not become complacent and I would encourage everyone who is eligible to come forward once the booster programme starts.‚ÄĚ