The government has accepted interim JCVI advice which states the NHS should plan for an extra booster vaccine dose in spring 2023 and an additional booster dose in autumn.
This would include:
- adults aged 75 years and over
- residents in a care home for older adults
- individuals aged 5 years and over who are immunosuppressed, as defined in the Green Book(tables 3 and 4).
This includes those who turn 75 years old by 30th June 2023 who will be eligible for a vaccination at any point in the campaign. Those who are admitted to an older adult care home or become immunosuppressed by 30th June should be considered eligible as well.
Visits to care homes began Monday 3rd April 2023 with the spring 2023 COVID-19 booster campaign planned to formally commence on Monday 17th April 2023 and end on Friday 30th June 2023.
In line with JCVI advice the offer of booster vaccinations will cease outside campaigns.