Have your COVID-19 spring booster by 30 June 2022

There’s still time to have your fifth COVID-19 vaccine. 

NHS graphic saying: If you haven't had your COVID-19 vaccine yet, you can still book an appointment.

A spring COVID-19 booster has been advised for people who have a weakened immune system aged 12 and over. This would be the fifth COVID-19 vaccine dose for people with a weakened immune system. The spring booster programme will end on 30 June 2022. The NHS has been encouraging everyone eligible to get the spring booster before the end of June. Getting the vaccine before the end of June will mean there will have been enough time between doses ahead of a further autumn dose to extend protection over winter.

The spring booster is being offered to: 

  • residents of care homes for older adults
  • people over 75 (aged 75 by 30 June 2022)
  • people aged 12+ with immunosuppression (aged 12 by 30 June 2022). 

You can have the spring booster if you fit the criteria above and it has been at least three months since your last dose. 

Anyone eligible for a spring booster will still be able to come forward beyond the end of this month, where they will have a discussion with a healthcare professional around the timing of a possible autumn dose, likely to be three months from their last, in order to decide what is best for that individual. 

Eligible adults will be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, with any eligible people aged between 12 and 18 offered the Pfizer vaccine. 

How to book your spring booster:

England

Scotland

  • Call the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 (lines open Monday-Sunday 8am to 8pm) or go to a drop in clinic. Further information is available from NHS inform.

Wales

Northern Ireland

We have further information about the COVID-19 vaccines on our COVID-19 and lymphoma pages as well as information about staying safe and reducing your risk of catching COVID-19 and COVID-19 treatments for people at highest risk of serious illness.

Published: 21 June 2022

Updated: 23 June 2022