Please note your COVID-19 Vaccination does not protect you against flu, for information regarding your flu vaccination visit our Flu Vaccination webpage.
The booster rollout can only be administered to patients at least six months after a second dose (182 days). However, you can now book your appointment 5 months following your second vaccination, so you can pre-book your jab for the day you reach your 6-month milestone, rather than waiting for a convenient appointment.
A booster is different from a third primary dose. A third dose is an extra ‘top-up’ vaccination given 8 weeks after your second dose to people with a severely weakened immune system.
The following groups are now eligible to get their booster jab:
- care home residents
- those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (including family they live with)
- those aged 40 or over
- front line health and social care workers.
You may be eligible for a booster dose five months after your second dose in certain circumstances including:
- attending a care home setting to enable all residents to be vaccinated in the same session
- visiting housebound patients in which it will be beneficial to the eligible individual to receive the vaccine at the same time as other intervention/treatment (for example influenza vaccine)
- where an otherwise eligible individual attends for another intervention (for example influenza vaccine) or who presents for another reason at a vaccination clinic (for example those who present opportunistically and are nearing six months)
For those about to receive immunosuppressive treatment the booster may be brought forward to a minimum of four months (120 days) to avoid giving the booster when the immune system is less able to respond. Such individuals will need to be scheduled for additional booster at a later date, currently expected to be around six months after the last dose.
Frequently asked questions
- Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions webpage for a series of FAQs to help you in making an informed decision about the Coronavirus vaccine.
- Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Updates page to find out the latest news and updates about the Vaccination Programme in Surrey Heartlands.
What should I do if I know I am eligible for a booster but haven't received an invite yet?
If you think you're eligible for a booster dose and it's been more than 152 days (5 months) since your 2nd dose, please call the booking helpline on 119.
Information on Covid-19 Vaccination clinics in Surrey
Vaccination services are running in a number of community locations.
Please find below information on vaccination services across Surrey Heartlands - check back here for regular updates.
Please only attend if you meet the vaccination service criteria and are eligible to receive a vaccination.
Please refer to the details for each vaccination clinic below for age group and cohort eligibility.
You can find out more, including details of locations and availability of walk-in vaccination clinics with no appointments required on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Centres webpage. Please note walk-in vaccinations for Booster doses are currently limited.
Covid-19 Vaccination Resources
For a range of helpful resources, including information in community languages, research, videos and much more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Resources webpage.
A series of resources specific to booster vaccinations can be found following this link on the gov.uk website.