Spring Covid booster available from April

By Amanda Wilkins - 26 March 2024


The Government are advising that eligible people take up the offer of the Covid 19 booster this spring when invited.

Those eligible include people aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those aged six months and over with a weakened immune system. 

Covid-19 is more serious in older people and in people with certain underlying health conditions. For these reasons, people aged 75 years and over, those in care homes, and those aged 6 months and over with a weakened immune system are being offered a spring dose of vaccine.

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

An NHS spokesperson said: "You will be invited to have your booster around six months after your last dose, but you can have it as soon as three months.

"If you are turning 75 years of age between April and June, you do not have to wait until your birthday, you can attend when you are called for vaccination.

"Please accept the vaccination that is offered to you as soon as you are able to – you will be offered the right vaccine for you at the right time."


People who are unwell should wait until they have recovered before being vaccinated. They should not attend an appointment if they have a fever or think they might be infectious to others.


For those eligible, GPs may offer the vaccine or people can book using the NHS app. They can also find your nearest walk-in vaccination site from the NHS website. More information can be found here.


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