Vaccine Rollout


      Covid Booster: 


    Booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

    The protection from previous doses or a COVID-19 infection may weaken over time. Booster doses help boost your antibodies and give you good protection from becoming seriously ill or needing to go to hospital if you get COVID-19.

    A first booster is recommended for all adults age 18 years and older. After this, seasonal boosters are recommended for some people.


    Autumn boosters will be available from 2 October.

    Who can get an autumn booster

    A booster dose will be offered in our practice from 2 October if you are:

    How to get a booster dose

    If you’re due a booster, you can:

    Freephone HSELive on 1800 700 700 to find out where is offering vaccines near you.

    Which vaccine you will be offered

    First booster dose

    Some people have not had their first booster dose.

    At least one booster is:

    • recommended for people age 18 and older
    • available to people age 12 and older

    Wait 4 months after your last COVID-19 vaccine or COVID-19 infection.

    For some people who need protection sooner, you can get your first booster 3 months after your last COVID-19 vaccine or infection.

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Flu vaccine 2023:

You can get a free flu vaccine if you are:

People with these conditions can also get a free flu vaccine:

  • chronic heart disease, including acute coronary syndrome
  • chronic liver disease
  • chronic kidney failure
  • chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma, or bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • chronic neurological disease including multiple sclerosis, hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system
  • diabetes
  • Down syndrome
  • haemoglobinopathies
  • a body mass index (BMI) over 40
  • immunosuppression due to disease or treatment (including asplenia or hyposplenism, and all cancer patients)
  • children with a moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disorder such as cerebral palsy
  • children on long-term aspirin therapy
  • any condition that can compromise respiratory function, like spinal cord injury, seizure disorder or other neuromuscular disorder, especially people also attending special schools or day centres

Free flu vaccines will be offered to carers or household contacts of people who have:

  • a health condition listed above
  • Down syndrome

Please fill in the form below to register your interest in the flu vaccine , if you are eligible, and one of our team will be in touch.

NOTE: Children’s (2-17yo) nasal flu vaccines are now also available from the practice

Why you may need a booster

You may be more at risk of serious illness from COVID-19 if you have a weak immune system or are aged 50 or older.

This is because:

  • the protection from previous doses may weaken with time
  • you may be at greater risk of severe illness
  • your immune system may not respond as strongly to vaccination

Data from other countries shows that a booster will give you extra protection from COVID-19. A booster can prevent the possibility of hospitalisation or death from COVID-19 illness.

If you have a weak immune system

Your GP or hospital consultant may recommend a booster if you have a weak immune system.

See a list of conditions and treatments that put you at high risk of COVID-19 illness

How to get your Covid vaccine booster dose

You can choose to: