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.
Everyone aged 50 and over, people working in frontline health and social care, and those who are at high risk, will be offered a COVID-19 booster jab and a flu jab this autumn.
More than 60 local pharmacies, most GP practices, ‘pop up’ vaccination centres and outreach clinics will be taking vaccinations into the heart of communities.
Care home residents and housebound patients will be contacted directly and offered vaccinations at home over the next few weeks – mostly through GP surgeries.
The COVID-19 national booking service is now open for autumn boosters to those who are most at risk – people aged 65 and over, those who are immunosuppressed and frontline health and care staff.
Hertfordshire and west Essex residents who are in one of these groups can book online or call 119, as long as it has been at least three months since their last dose. Bookings will open to adults aged 50 and over in the next few weeks.
For the latest information and to check if you are eligible, go to hertsandwestessexics.org.uk/covid-19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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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.