Local NHS issues final call to come forward for COVID-19 Booster

26th January 2023

NHS colleagues in Norfolk and Waveney are reminding those who have not yet come forward and are eligible to have their COVID-19 autumn Booster. People are asked to get protected before the programme comes to an end in February 2023.  

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has now advised that, thanks to the success of the programme, the offer of an initial booster dose should end when the current Autumn Campaign ends, which will be on Sunday 12 February.

Anyone yet to come forward who are eligible for their covid booster is being urged to do so before the end of the programme.

The Government has accepted the JCVI advice, which recommends that the booster offer for all 16 to 49-year-olds who are not considered at risk should end at the same time as the Autumn Campaign.

This means that Sunday 12 February will be the last chance for anyone who has been invited for a covid booster to take up their offer, until future Campaigns are agreed by JCVI and Government.

The JCVI is recommending moving to a more targeted offer to those considered to be at risk of serious illness.

Kate Keeling, Associate Director of Immunisation & Health Inclusion, NHS Norfolk and Waveney said:

“It is not too late to have your COVID-19 booster vaccination and if you are eligible, please come forward, get protected and keep well.

People who are eligible should book without delay when they are invited by the NHS either by booking through the NHS website or calling 119.”

You can also book an appointment for a first, second or booster vaccination through the National Booking Service:

If you prefer to attend a walk-in site, a list of sites can be found here: https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/. These sites are updated regularly so please keep checking back for more locations.

Those currently eligible to receive a booster vaccine three months after their second dose are listed here. For more information about the COVID-19 Autumn Booster visit: https://improvinglivesnw.org.uk/our-work/our-campaigns/covid-19-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine-programme/

The JCVI will set out further guidance on who will be eligible for covid vaccines in future phases of the programme, such as any Spring and Autumn 2023 Campaign in due course.