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COVID SPRING 2024 BOOSTER

Spring 2024 booster eligibility

 

COVID-19 is more serious in older people and in people with certain underlying health conditions. For these reasons, people aged 75 years and over, those in care homes, and those aged 6 months and over with a weakened immune system are being offered a spring dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Timing of the spring booster

You should be offered an appointment between April and June, with those at highest risk being called in first. You will be invited to have your booster around 6 months after your last dose, but you can have it as soon as 3 months.

If you are turning 75 years of age between April and June, you do not have to wait until your birthday, you can attend when you are called for vaccination.

Eligible cohorts in spring 2024

  • adults aged 75 years and over

  • residents in care homes for older adults

  • individuals aged 6 months and over who are immunosuppressed

 

Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, including patients

  • Undergoing chemotherapy leading to immunosuppression

  • Patients undergoing radical radiotherapy,

  • Solid organ transplant recipients,

  • Bone marrow & stem cell transplant recipients

  • HIV infection at all stages

  • Multiple myeloma or genetic disorders affecting the immune system

  • Individuals who are receiving immunosuppressive or immunomodulating biological therapy including, but not limited to, anti-TNF, alemtuzumab, ofatumumab, rituximab

  • Patients receiving protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors

  • Individuals treated with steroid sparing agents such as cyclophosphamide and mycophenolate mofetil

  • Individuals treated with or likely to be treated with systemic steroids for more than a month at a dose equivalent to prednisolone at 20mg or more per day for adults.

  • Anyone with a history of haematological malignancy, including leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Those who require long term immunosuppressive treatment for conditions including, but not limited to, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, scleroderma and psoriasis.

This includes those who turn 75 years old by 30 June 2024. These people will be eligible for a vaccination at any point in the campaign. People who are admitted to an older adult care home or become immunosuppressed by 30 June are also eligible.

To book an appointment call 01702 987800.
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