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Are you eligible for the COVID-19 booster jabs?

Posted on: 14 October 2021

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.