Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine?
Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine.
- people aged 16 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.
You are eligible for a booster as long as a minimum of three months has passed since your second dose.
- You can pre-book your booster dose online if it's been 2 months (61 days) since you had your 2nd dose and are aged 18 and over
- aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19
Book your COVID-19 booster vaccine appointment
Local Vaccination Clinics and Walk In Clinics
There are several types of location where you can get your vaccination in Hounslow.
- At a drop-in vaccination clinic
- At a pharmacy
- At a GP-led clinic by invitation
- At school (for healthy 12-15 year olds) or via National Booking System.
Anyone 18+ can attend a walk-in clinic.
Why do we need booster vaccines?
There is good data that suggests that vaccine effectiveness from all vaccines reduces over time. This is much like natural immunity, although vaccine-induced immunity is still lasting longer than that from most natural infections. The purpose of the booster this winter is to get more vulnerable people winter ready and to prevent hospitalisations during the winter period. By getting the booster jab- and flu jab if eligible- we are doing our bit to protect ourselves and others, and importantly, the NHS.
More information about the COVID Booster vaccine from the NHS