COVID-19 autumn vaccine booster

Updated information from the JCVI.

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The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has published a statment on the COVID-19 vaccination programme for autumn 2022. The autumn 2022 booster would be the sixth COVID-19 vaccine dose for people with a weakened immune system.

The programme is expected to start in early autumn. Details of how the programme will be delivered, including how people will be invited for vaccination will be set out nearer the start of the programme. Under the advice, those eligible for a further dose will be:

  • residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all those 50 years of age and over
  • persons aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group
  • persons aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
  • adults aged 16 to 64 years in a clinical risk group

Where operationally expedient, COVID-19 and influenza vaccines may be co-administered.

In order to optimise protection over the winter months, the autumn programme should aim to complete vaccination by the start of December 2022.

Read more about COVID-19 vaccinations on our website.

Published: 18 July 2022