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The Autumn Covid Booster Campaign launches today

This Autumn, more than 26 million people will be invited to come forward and receive a booster vaccination, further protecting them from COVID-19.

Today, Monday 5th September, the Autumn Booster rollout will begin with 1.6 million care home staff and residents and housebound people set to receive a covid jab that tackles the new variants of the virus.

And from Wednesday 7th September, the total eligible for a booster will reach 7 million people, when invitations are sent to people over 75 and frontline health and social care workers.

Once you have received your invitation, you can book your booster online or by calling 119.

The NHS will tell you when it is your turn to book an appointment. Please wait for your invitation.

A Reminder of Eligibility

Here is a quick, at-a-glance table of eligibility for both the COVID-19 Autumn Booster and the NHS flu vaccination programme.

GroupCovid Autumn BoosterFlu Vaccine
Residents and Staff in Care Homes for Older Adults YesYes
Frontline health and social care workers YesYes
All people aged 65+ YesYes
All people aged 50-64 YesYes, from October
Carers aged 16+ YesYes
Pregnant people YesYes
Clinically at risk, aged 5+ YesYes
Clinically at risk, aged six months+ NoYes
All children aged 2-3 NoYes
All Primary School aged children (Reception to Year 6) NoYes, through schools, youngest first
All Secondary School aged children (Years 7-9) NoYes, through schools, youngest first
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have set out who will be offered the Autumn booster jab.

Please wait to be contacted

As with previous rollouts, the oldest and most vulnerable will be first in line to be offered a vaccination. Please wait to be invited before contacting the NHS, your GP practice or trying to book a jab.

Around 26 million people across England will be eligible for an autumn booster over the comings weeks, which includes over 50s, those with a weakened immune system, health and social care workers and care home residents and housebound people, in line with guidance set out by the Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

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