Information about the COVID-19 vaccine

Page last updated: 1 April 2022

This page contains information and links to support clinicians who want to find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination procedures.

Advice from NHS England

NHS England has provided the following advice and updates for clinicians in relation to the vaccine in England.

Everyone aged 12 and over, and some children aged 5 to 11, can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

People aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.

People aged 12 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses, will be offered a 3rd dose and a booster (4th dose).

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised an additional spring booster dose for the most vulnerable individuals in the population. 

An extra spring dose is advised around 6 months after the last vaccine dose for:

  • adults aged 75 years and over, residents in a care home for older adults

  • individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed, as defined in in the COVID 19 healthcare guidance Green Book

Vaccines and vaccine safety

The government's website contains up to date information about the development of vaccines and which vaccines have been approved by the UK regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA).

Information for your patients

The government's website provides links to vaccination information for your patients for each country in the UK.

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