A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, who have had two doses of the vaccine at least three months ago.

Everyone aged 12 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the vaccine.

If you have had a third dose of the vaccine, you can get a booster dose from three months after your third dose.

Your GP or hospital specialist will invite you for your booster dose when it's due.

You are not required to have an NHS number in order to get vaccinated, or to present it at your appointment. However, in practice some people are being asked to show it, so if you have one you may wish to take a note of it with you.

You can:

  • Book a vaccination appointment online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
  • Go to a walk-in vaccination site to get vaccinated without needing an appointment.

For more information about vaccinations visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/.

Information for people in England

Find a walk-in vaccination site

For more information on the booster programme visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-booster-vaccine/

Information for people in Scotland

For more information on boosters in Scotland visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/the-vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-booster-vaccination

NHS Scotland has also published a leaflet about the programme.

Information for people in Wales

For information on boosters in Wales visit https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/immunisation-and-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-information/eligibility-for-the-vaccine/

For general information about COVID-19 in Wales visit https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/immunisation-and-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-information/

Information for people in Northern Ireland

Details of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Northern Ireland are available here https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/get-covid-19-vaccination-northern-ireland including the booster programme and third doses for people who are immunocompromised.

Update 17th January 2022