The Tower Hamlets COVID Community Champions have put together some information to inform you about the COVID-19 booster jabs, who is eligible, and when those eligible can have their vaccination.
What is a COVID-19 booster jab?
The COVID-19 booster jabs help improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine. It gives you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
Who can get their COVID-19 booster jab?
Booster jabs will be available for people more at risk from the effects of COVID-19, this includes:
- People aged 50 and over
- People who live and work in care homes
- Frontline health and social care workers
- People aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
- Carers aged 16 and over
- People aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
- People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.
How and when to get your COVID-19 booster vaccine?
Your GP will invite you for your booster jab 6 months after you had your 2nd dose.
If you are a frontline health or social care worker, you can book straight away!
Click here to book your appointment.