On Monday 31 January, the National Booking System was updated to enable the booking of boosters (fourth dose) for severely immunosuppressed people aged 16 or over who will be able to book appointments for the following day, Tuesday 1 February.
Severely immunosuppressed people will be required to provide at their appointment a referral letter from their GP or specialist confirming their eligibility. Those aged 16 and 17 years old will be directed by the NBS to sites that have been approved and assured to vaccinate this cohort as outlined in checklist A.
If you’re booking a booster (4th dose)
All of these must apply:
- you have a letter from a GP or hospital specialist inviting you to book a 3rd dose or booster (4th dose) for people with a severely weakened immune system
- you’re aged 16 years old or over
- it’s been 2 months (61 days) since your previous dose – you’ll be shown appointments from 3 months (91 days) after your previous dose
You’ll need to bring the letter with you to your appointment.
A clinician at the site will check to make sure that you’re eligible for a booster (4th dose).
If you do not have a letter
If you think you’re eligible for a booster (4th dose) but you do not have a suitable letter, please contact your GP or hospital specialist.
Boosters (4th doses) at walk-in sites
If you or your child are under 16 years old and eligible for a booster (4th dose), you can go to any walk-in vaccination site that is offering boosters.
You’ll need to have a letter from a GP or hospital specialist inviting you for either a 3rd dose or a booster (4th dose) for people with a severely weakened immune system.
You must take your letter with you to the walk-in site. Please also check that the site is offering vaccines for your or your child’s age group.