Everyone aged 5 years or over can now have a COVID-19 vaccination.
The vaccine is free and only offered by the NHS – they will never ask you for bank details.
Vaccines for young people
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Booster vaccinations are available for everyone aged 16 years and over, and at-risk children aged 12-15.
Spring boosters are available for those aged 75 years and over, residents in care homes for older people and those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system.
In Hertfordshire, the spring booster is also being offered to all people with learning disabilities who are aged 18 years and over, as well as people with serious mental illness. Those eligible will be contacted by the NHS when their vaccine is due.
If you are eligible for the spring booster, you will need to wait 3-6 months after any previous doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you've had COVID-19, you need to wait 28 days before having the spring booster.
Third primary dose
People who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses of the coronavirus vaccine are being offered an additional primary dose (3rd dose) before their booster.
If you are eligible, the NHS will usually invite you to get your additional primary dose at least 8 weeks after your 2nd primary dose. If you think you are eligible, but have not been contacted, speak to your GP or your hospital specialist.
Frontline social care workers and care providers
Frontline social care workers can book their appointments through the NHS national booking service.
The NHS will be in touch with care provider organisations to arrange for vaccinations and boosters for residents where eligible. If you have any queries about this process, or you have yet to hear from the NHS, email email@example.com.
You'll find additional information at Hertfordshire Care Providers Association.
People with learning disabilities
Everyone eligible can book appointments for the first, second, third (for immunosuppressed, only if eligible) and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine through the NHS booking system or by calling 119 free of charge.
If you have registered your learning disability with your GP surgery, they may contact you to arrange a COVID-19 vaccine and booster appointments. If you feel unable to attend a main vaccination centre or need reasonable adjustments to be made to have the vaccine, please speak to your GP practice so arrangements can be put in place. If you have any difficulties, please contact our team of learning disability community nurses on 0300 123 4042, your social care team or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Everyone eligible can book appointments for the first, second, third (for immunosuppressed, only if eligible) and booster doses of the COVID vaccine through the NHS booking system or by calling 119 free of charge.
If you have any queries, please contact Carers in Hertfordshire.
If you're not already known to health or care services as an unpaid carer over the age of 18, please contact your GP practice to register as a Carer. They may contact you to arrange a COVID-19 vaccine booster appointment.