A booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine helps improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
You can get a booster dose if you had a 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago and:
- you are aged 18 or over
- you are aged 16 or over with a health condition that puts you at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
- you are a frontline health or social care worker
- you live or work in a care home
- you are aged 16 or over and are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
- you are aged 16 or over and live with someone who has a weakened immune system (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
If you are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.
You can book your COVID-19 booster vaccine online via the national booking service – Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk), or find a walk-in vaccination centre here: COVID-19 vaccine – South East London CCG (selondonccg.nhs.uk).
Please be aware that demand for walk-in appointments at our vaccination centres is currently very high. We are working hard to vaccinate everyone on the same day, but please be aware you may need to wait to be seen.