Update on the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme and third primary doses for individuals that are immunosuppressed.

Booster Vaccines

COVID-19 booster vaccines are now available to book for eligible groups who had their second dose at least 6 months ago (182 days). PLEASE NOTE: Walk in clinics are NOT currently providing booster vaccinations.

People now eligible for a booster are in line with national and JCVI guidance.

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults
  • all adults aged 50 years or over
  • frontline health and social care workers including those who work in residential and nursing homes for older adults
  • all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out here www.nhs.uk/…/who-is-at-high-risk-from-coronavirus/)
  • adult carers aged 16+
  • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals

The NHS is in the process of contacting all eligible patients within these groups to invite them to make an appointment or a booster.

Individuals over the age of 50 are able to make an appointment for a booster via the National Booking Service NBS if they are eligible within the groups listed above and have been contacted via the NHS.

Go to the NHS national booking service online at nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119 (free), between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.

Please do not contact your GP practice (local doctor) or attend a walk-in clinic. Booster COVID-19 vaccines are by appointment only for eligible patients.

Third primary doses for individuals who are immunosuppressed

Letters have been sent to individuals from the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney providing a walk-in option for their third primary dose. Instead of waiting for GP practices to invite these individuals forward, you can visit a walk-in centre.

If you have received a letter from the NHS saying you need a ‘third primary dose’, you can go to one of the following walk-in clinics. You should wait eight weeks after your second dose: www.apps.norfolk.gov.uk/Primary3. Please take your letter with you when you attend a walk-in clinic.