Covid-19 spring boosters 2023

The spring booster is being offered to those at high risk of the complications of Covid-19 infection, who may have not been boosted for a few months.

As the number of Covid-19 infections increases over the summer, this booster should help to reduce your risk of being admitted to hospital with Covid-19.

Eligible cohorts

People aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those aged 5 years and over with a weakened immune system will be offered a booster of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine this spring.

Timing of the spring vaccination

You should be offered an appointment between April and June, with those at highest risk being called in first. You will be invited to have your booster around 6 months from your last dose but you can have it from 3 months.

If you are turning 75 years of age between April and June, you will be called for vaccination during the campaign; you do not have to wait for your birthday.

If you have not had all your vaccinations

If you have not yet had either of your first 2 doses of the vaccine (or a third dose for those with a weakened immune system) you should have them as soon as possible.

If you are eligible for the spring vaccination but think you have missed a previous booster you should still go ahead – you will not need another dose.

For more information see guide to the spring vaccinations

A guide to the COVID-19 spring booster 2023