Wednesday 15 November 2023
Certain groups of people are still eligible for a primary course of COVID-19 vaccine during the current autumn booster programme.
Public Health is advising that, in line with guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, the primary vaccination schedule is now a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The following individuals are currently eligible for a primary COVID-19 vaccine if they have not previously received any dose of a COVID-19 vaccine:
- Residents in care homes for older adults.
- All adults aged 65 years and over.
- People aged from six months to 64 years in a clinical risk group, as defined in tables 3 and 4 of the COVID-19 chapter of the UKHSA Green Book on Immunisation.
- Frontline health and social care workers.
- People aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people how are immunosuppressed, as defined in the UKHSA Green Book.
- People aged 16 to 64 years who are carers, as defined in the UKHSA Green Book, and
- Staff working in care homes for older adults.
At present, primary vaccination will only be available until the end of the autumn booster programme. However, it may be further available at a later date, if advised by the JCVI. The only individuals who will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine outside of the booster programme are previously unvaccinated individuals who become or have recently become severely immunosuppressed.
Any eligible individual who wants to take up this offer of primary COVID-19 vaccine is asked to contact The Vaccine Contact Centre on 01481 220001 (Option 1) or email VCC@gov.gg.