Spring Booster - Eligibility and timing


Eligible people (adults aged 75 years and over, residents in a care home for older adults, and individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed) should not be turned away if they arrive as either a walk-in or via a booked appointment at a vaccine site provided they have reached the 91 days from prior booster dose.

As per the Green Book, the preference is for vaccination at around six months to maximise efficacy, however, if an individual attends either as a walk-in or via an NBS booked appointment they should receive their vaccination if they have reached 91 days from their prior booster dose. They should not be turned away.

Spring Booster – Amendment to UKHSA ‘Guide to the spring booster for those aged 75 years and older residents in care homes’

A previously published version of UKHSA’s ‘A guide to the spring booster for those aged 75 years and older residents in care homes’ has been amended to clarify that those who were severely immunosuppressed (as defined by JCVI) when they received their 1st and 2nd vaccination dose, receive a third primary dose before they receive a booster dose.

We issued operational guidance on 21 March to clinicians and vaccination teams with actions required, as well as a reminder of guidance on doses and eligibility for immunosuppressed and severely immunosuppressed people aged 12 years and above.