• GP practices will invite individuals for a booster dose when they are eligible
• The NHS will send a letter or text to individuals when they are eligible inviting them to book
• The National Booking System can be used for individuals who are at least 5 months from their second dose to enable them to book ahead for when they become eligible • www.grabajab.net provides details of walk in sites for booster vaccinations – these are only for people who are 6 months from their 2nd dose
Like some other vaccines, levels of protection may begin to wane over time. This booster dose helps extend the protection gained from your first 2 doses and gives longer term protection. The booster helps reduce the risk of needing admission to hospital due to COVID-19 infection this winter. Booster vaccines must be given at least six months (182 days) from the second primary dose. There are various ways to get your booster vaccine including from your GP, using the National Booking System and attending a walk in clinic. The National Booking System now allows individuals to book their booster in advance. Individuals must be at least 5 months from their second dose and can only book their appointment for a future date when they are eligible (6 months). People attending a Walk In Clinic for their booster must be 6 months from their second dose otherwise they will be turned away.