Coronavirus (COVID-19) Find out how to get vaccinated in Lincolnshire. For health information and advice, read the NHS pages on coronavirus.

Autumn boosters

The following groups should be offered a Covid-19 booster vaccination in the autumn of 2022 (an autumn booster):

  • residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all adults aged 50 years and over
  • pregnant women
  • persons aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group – see Green Book Chapter 14a
  • persons aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression – see Green Book Chapter 14a
  • persons aged 16 to 49 years who are carers – see Green Book Chapter 14a

You can have your autumn booster if it’s been at least 3 months/90 days since you had your previous dose.

If you have not had a 1st or 2nd dose of the covid-19 vaccine yet, you should have them as soon as possible.

If you have a severely weakened immune system you should get an additional primary dose before you get a booster.

How to get an autumn booster

You can now book your autumn booster online via the National Booking System or by calling 119 if you are 65 or over, are a frontline health and social care worker, or aged 12 years or over and have clinical vulnerabilities.

If you have difficulties communicating or hearing or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.

GP practices may also be offering the autumn booster and will contact patients to arrange their vaccination appointment.

What to bring to your appointment

  • If you’re aged under 50, it can help if you bring your invitation, an NHS letter describing your condition or treatment, or a repeat prescription slip or medicine box with your name on it to your appointment.
  • If you don’t have any of these, you should still be able to get vaccinated, but you may have to speak to a healthcare professional first.
  • Please do not arrive more than five minutes early for your appointment, otherwise you will have to wait.

What to do if you’ve had covid-19 or symptoms of covid-19

If you or your child have covid-19, or symptoms of COVID-19, you should wait until your symptoms are better before you get the vaccine.

You should ideally:

  • Wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you’re aged 18 years old or over
  • Wait 12 weeks (84 days) if you’re aged 5 to 17 years old
  • Wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you’re aged 12 to 17 years old and at high risk from covid-19

This starts from the date your symptoms started or from the date of a positive test, whichever was earlier.