Spring Covid Vaccination Booster Clinics

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Who can get a COVID vaccination this spring 2024?

Eligibility for a spring vaccination is similar to previous years but those with a weakened immune system are now eligible from 6 months instead of 5 years. This follows updated advice last April on COVID-19 vaccination of children aged 6 months to 4 years in a clinical risk group.

Following JCVI advice, the following groups of people can get a further covid vaccination this spring:

  • adults aged 75 and over (before 30th June 2024)
  • residents in a care home for older adults
  • people aged 6 months and over who have a weakened immune system.

What conditions mean I have a weakened immune system and can get the COVID-19 vaccine?

You can check the summary of health conditions, treatments and medications that can cause a weakened immune system at www.nhs.uk/get-covid-vaccine. 

This list is a summary and does not cover everything. For a full definition of immunosuppression, please see Chapter 14a (table 3) of the Green Book

People who have a weakened immune system can include:

  • those who have or previously had a blood cancer, such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma
  • organ, bone marrow or stem cell transplant recipients
  • people who have HIV infection at all stages
  • people who have a genetic disorder affecting the immune system
  • those undergoing a treatment such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy (including those whose treatment ended up to 6 months ago)
  • people who take certain medicines that increase your risk of infection, such as azathioprine, dexamethasone, prednisolone, ciclosporin or mycophenolate (depending on your dosage)
  • recipients of long-term immunosuppressive treatment for conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, scleroderma and psoriasis

How do I book my spring COVID-19 vaccination?

At Belvoir Health Group we will be running a few clinics offering the covid vaccine to people aged 18 years and over;

Cotgrave – Tuesday 14th May – Full Afternoon Clinic

Bingham – Tuesday 21st May – Full  Afternoon Clinic

Cropwell Bishop – Friday 10th May & Tuesday 28th May – Smaller Clinic

If you have a mobile number registered with us, we will send you a booking link via text from 22nd April. If you do not have a mobile number registered with us then bookings will open on 22nd April from 2pm for all the covid clinics. Please phone reception to book your appointment.  

Alternatively you can book with other providers;

online via the NHS App or by visiting www.nhs.uk/get-vaccine. If you are booking for your child aged under 16, you can book their spring COVID-19 vaccination on their behalf online by visiting www.nhs.uk/get-vaccine.

If you can’t get online you can call 119 and translators are available. You can also use text phone 18001 119 or the NHS British Sign Language service at www.signvideo.co.uk/nhs119.  

Some areas are offering convenient walk-in options for you and/or your child’s spring COVID-19 vaccination – to find out what is available visit www.nhs.uk/covid-walk-in.

Home Visits

We reserve home visits exclusively for those who are genuinely housebound or unable to attend the surgery due to their medical illness or palliative needs. Our nursing team will be doing home visits the last 2 weeks of April 2024.