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Covid Poster

COVID AUTUMN BOOSTER

Autumn booster eligibility

 

  • Residents and staff in older care homes

  • Everyone aged 65 and over

  • People aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group

  • Frontline health and social care workers

  • Household contacts of immunosuppressed people ages 12 to 64 years

  • Unpaid carers ages 16-64 years

Who is at increased risk from COVID-19?

Some people are at increased risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 due to a health condition or medical treatment, or their age.

People at increased risk from COVID-19 aged under 16 years old

  • a long-term lung condition, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma (if you need steroid tablets) or cystic fibrosis

  • a long-term heart condition, such as congenital heart disease or chronic heart failure

  • a long term condition of the kidney, liver or digestive system

  • a long-term problem with the brain or nerves, such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, an inherited condition or autism

  • severe or multiple learning disabilities (or being on the learning disability register), such as Down’s syndrome

  • diabetes or another hormone disorder, such as Addison’s disease

  • a weakened immune system, due to a medical treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy), a condition (such as leukaemia), a genetic condition or from having an organ or bone marrow transplant

  • problems with the spleen, having no spleen or having a condition that can affect the spleen (such as sickle cell disease)

  • a serious genetic condition that affects multiple systems in the body, such as mitochondrial disease

  • being pregnant (all stages)

  • living in a long-stay nursing and residential care home as a younger adult.

People at increased risk from COVID-19 aged 16 years old and over

  • a long-term lung condition, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma (if you need steroid tablets) or cystic fibrosis

  • a long-term heart condition, such as congenital heart disease, chronic heart failure or atrial fibrillation

  • long term kidney disease (CKD) stage 3, 4 or 5

  • a severe liver disease, such as cirrhosis

  • a long-term problem with the brain or nerves, such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Huntington’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or a stroke or transient ischaemic attack

  • severe or multiple learning disabilities (or being on the learning disability register), such as Down’s syndrome

  • diabetes or another hormone disorder, such as Addison’s disease

  • a weakened immune system, due to a medical treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy), a condition (such as leukaemia), or from having an organ or bone marrow transplant

  • problems with the spleen, having no spleen or having a condition that can affect the spleen (such as sickle cell disease)

  • being severely obese (having a body mass index (BMI) over 40 or above)

  • a severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

  • being pregnant (all stages)

  • living in a long-stay nursing and residential care home as a younger adult.

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