When will I receive the coronavirus vaccine / booster vaccine and what happens when I get it?

Anyone in the UK who is over 18 and has not yet had there jab are being encouraged to book one via their GP or the NHS, gov.wales, HSCNI or gov.Scot websites.

Booster Vaccine

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)

People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

You can book and manage your booster dose on the NHS website.


For those living in England full guidance about the vaccine including what to expect after you have been vaccinated can be found on the gov.uk website:

Accessible versions of the COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination: guide for adults booklets can also be found on the gov.uk website.

Extra information is available for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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