Autumn boosters 2022
From 5 September residents and staff will be among the first in the world to receive the new bivalent Covid-19 vaccine as the NHS launches the next phase of the fastest and largest vaccine drive in NHS history. The new jab targeting the Omicron variant is being offered as part of the autumn booster rollout. 26 million people will be eligible for a vaccination in England.
In addition to people living in care homes, those eligible for seasonal Covid-19 vaccination will be the over 50s, frontline health and social care workers, carers and people with a weakened immune system, with household contacts of this group aged five and over also included.
Who will be offered the vaccination and when?
As with previous campaigns, those at highest risk will be called forward first, with England’s care home residents, staff and people who are housebound at the front of the queue to receive their top up. The NHS will be visiting hundreds of care homes during this first week with thousands more planned in September and October.
The NHS will be in touch when it’s time to book in, so constituents don’t need to contact local services. Once it’s their turn, people will be able to make an appointment online or through 119 as long as it has been three months since their last dose.