Step 4 guidance
Covid vaccine boosters
The Government confirmed this week that vulnerable people will be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine this winter. The programme will be rolled out to:
- care home residents;
- health and social care workers;
- people aged over 50;
- those aged 16-49 years old with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19; and
- adult carers and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals (people who have reduced ability to fight infections).
People who are eligible for the booster will receive an invitation from local NHS services, there is no need to contact your GP.
12-15 year olds
The Government has also confirmed that following advice from Chief Medical Officers in the UK - all children aged 12-15 years will be offered a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Community NHS Services will be in touch with parents of children in this age group soon, with details of the offer which is to be delivered through schools. Read more from Gloucestershire CCG.
Care home workers / volunteers
Everyone working in, going into a care home regularly for work or volunteering should have now received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination in time for when the regulations to come into force on 11 November.
Read the Government guidance in full.