Covid booster: Who is eligible for a third vaccine? Plus, how to make a reservation

People are being urged to buy their boosters to protect against Omicron (Image: Getty Images)

The The deployment of the Covid-19 booster vaccine has been accelerated amid concerns surrounding the new variant of Omicron – has led to the re-imposition of some restrictions in the UK.

Vaccination rollout is being opened to younger age groups, following reports that the new strain was able to avoid some of the immunity provided by previous doses of the vaccine.

With early research on Omicron showing that a boost shot can provide up to 75% protection against symptomatic infections, People are encouraged to book theirs as soon as possible.

Who is currently eligible for the booster program, and how can they book your tickets?

Who is eligible for a Covid booster vaccine?

In the UK you can order a booster from Wednesday if you received a second dose at least three months ago and you:

You can order one now if you are

  • 40 years old and up
  • Age 16 or older, with a health condition that puts you at high risk for Covid-19
  • Frontline medical or social care workers
  • Or, an adult living with an immunosuppressed person
You must be eligible to order a booster vaccine (Image: Hollie Adams / Getty Images)

Boris Johnson swore give everyone eligible a booster shot at the end of December, in a bid to prevent the spread of Omicron.

He said scientists have found that a full two-dose vaccination is ‘simply not enough’ to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus mutation and that without speeding up the ramp-up campaign, the NHS could suffer. Overload.

How to book your Covid boost appointment

If you are eligible, you can book your booster appointment via the NHS website or by registering at a walking center.

You can find out which clinics near you are offering on-site immunizations by visiting the NHS website and use their walking clinic finder service.

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You will be sent a letter by the NHS reminding you to get a booster dose when you are eligible.

You can bring this letter – or a letter from your doctor or consultant about any underlying health condition – to any site where the exam will be performed.

If you do not receive a letter but think you may be eligible, you should contact your GP directly.

The NHS will contact you when you are eligible (Image: AP)

If you have recently had Covid-19, you will need to wait at least 28 days after the onset of symptoms before getting the injection.

This is to allow time to recover from an infection, like Symptoms of Covid-19 infection may become worse by the second week of infection – and can be confused with vaccine side effects if the vaccines are given at the same time.

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