Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG
How to get your vaccination
In line with national guidance, you can now receive the Covid-19 vaccination if you are:
- Aged 5-11
- Aged 12 – 15
- Aged 16 or over
- At a higher risk from Covid-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable or clinically vulnerable)
- A carer
- A frontline health and social care worker
- A resident in a care home or long term residential facility
Adults aged 75 and over, residents in care homes for older people and those age 12 and over with a severely weakened immune system can book a spring booster vaccine.
The spring booster programme offers the most vulnerable members of the community a chance to top up their immunity because Covid-19 is more serious for older people and those with a weakened immune system.
The NHS will contact those who are eligible to make a spring booster appointment. The NHS will prioritise those whose clinical need is greatest, as it has throughout, starting with those who have had a bigger gap since their last dose, then working through the cohort to invite others who have waited less time.
Those eligible can book an appointment 6 months after their previous dose by calling 119 or through the NHS website.
Booster vaccine doses are available on the NHS for people over 16 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine. You are eligible for a booster dose after 3 months after you had your 2nd dose.
There are a number of sites across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire delivering the booster jab. You can book an appointment on the NHS website or by calling 119.
Third doses for people who are immunosupressed
If you had a severely weakened immune system when you had your first 2 doses of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, you will be offered an additional primary dose (3rd dose) before your booster.
The first 2 doses may not have given you as much protection as they can for people who do not have a severely weakened immune system. An additional primary dose may help give you better protection.
People with a severely weakened immune system include those who had or have:
- a blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)
- a weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
- an organ or bone marrow transplant
- a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections
- a condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for an additional primary dose
You’ll usually be offered an additional primary dose at least 8 weeks after you had your 2nd dose. You can get a booster dose from 3 months after your additional primary dose. If it has been at least 3 months since you had your booster dose, you can also get a spring booster.
If you think you’re eligible for an additional primary dose but have not been contacted, speak to a GP or your hospital specialist.
Book your vaccine or find a walk in clinic on the NHS website.
How to get a first or second dose appointment
If you are a housebound resident, please click here for details on booking you Covid-19 vaccination appointment.
If you or someone you know is a resident in a care home, they will be vaccinated by our vaccination roving team or a GP. Your care home will have more information on when this will be.