COVID-19 Vaccination Autumn / Winter: Third booster

The Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZenica COVID-19 vaccines are now being rolled out across Camden to eligible groups. Mass vaccination hubs are offering appointment to everyone aged 16 or over. You can learn more and book here.

To learn more about Covid-19 Vaccination for children and young people in specific groups, click here.

The latest information on benefits and risks of the Astra Zeneca vaccination can be found here.

For more details about vaccination at Camden GP Hubs, click here.

The rest of this page provides details about the new Covid 19 booster program for autumn/winter.

As happens with the flu, Covid 19 cases rise during the winter months creating further pressure on the NHS. Set to start this autumn, we are preparing for a new booster campaign that is being designed to protect as many vulnerable people as possible and ensure that the protection they have from the first two doses is maintained throughout the winter and against the new variants, following the interim advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). 

As most younger adults will receive their second COVID-19 vaccine dose in late summer, the benefits of booster vaccination in this group will be considered by the JCVI at a later time when more information is available. 

The JCVI’s interim advice is that a third booster jab is offered to the following groups in 2 stages: 

Stage 1. The following people should be offered a third dose COVID-19 booster vaccine and the annual influenza vaccine as soon as possible from September 2021: 

  • adults aged 16 years and over who are immunosuppressed 
  • those living in residential care homes for older adults 
  • all adults aged 70 years or over 
  • adults aged 16 years and over who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable 
  • frontline health and social care workers 

    Stage 2. The following people should be offered a third COVID-19 booster vaccine as soon as practical after stage 1 with equal emphasis on deployment of the influenza vaccine where eligible: 
  • all adults aged 50 years and over 
  • all adults aged 16 to 49 years who are in an influenza or COVID-19 at-risk group as outlined in the Green Book  
  • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals 

While we wait for the formal confirmation from the government and JCVI, we would like to reassure our patients that the people that are on the eligible groups will be contacted to get their third booster in due course by the practice or our local recall teams.

We ask that you do not contact the practice to ask when you will be contacted, as this we will not be able to give you any additional information, beyond this specified above at this time.

Please be assured as soon as more information is made available to us we will update the content of this page and patients will be contacted at the earliest opportunity to book their Covid boosters and Flu vaccination.