Government announces 2023 COVID-19 vaccination programme

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As the weather turns colder, the Government is ramping up its COVID-19 vaccination programme for 2023.

The Government has confirmed which groups will be entitled to an autumn COVID-19 booster. They are:

  • Residents in care homes for older adults;
  • All adults aged 65 years and over;
  • People aged six months to 64 years in a clinical risk group;
  • Frontline health and social care workers;
  • People aged 12 to 64 who are household contacts of people with weakened immune systems;
  • People aged 16 to 64 who are carers and staff working in care homes for older adults;
  • Pregnant women.

If you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster you will be contacted by the NHS. When contacted, you will be able to book your jab through the NHS website, the NHS app, or by calling 119. The COVID-19 vaccination programme for 2023 starts on September 18.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccination, please visit the NHS website: