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

Booster dose

There are 2 booster doses of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine you may be able to get:

  • A 1st booster for everyone aged 16 and over, and some children aged 5 to 15, once they have completed their primary covid-19 vaccination course
  • An autumn booster for some people, including those aged 50 years or over, those at higher risk or who are pregnant, and frontline health and social care workers

1st booster for people aged 5 to 15 classed as immunosuppressed at the time of their 1st or 2nd vaccination.

If you’re aged 5 to 15 you can get a 1st booster dose if you:

  • have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination course (1st and 2nd dose, plus an additional primary dose if you have a severely weakened immune system or are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed (see Green Book Chapter 14a for more details)
  • had your previous dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 8 weeks ago

1st booster for clinically vulnerable people aged 5 to 15

If you’re aged 5 to 15 and clinically vulnerable or a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed you can get a 1st booster dose if you:

  • have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination course (1st and 2nd dose, plus an additional primary dose (see Green Book Chapter 14a for more details)
  • had your previous dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 91 days ago

1st booster for people aged 5 to 15 not in an at risk group

  • you are not currently entitled to a booster dose

How to get a 1st booster dose

If you’ve not had a 1st booster yet, you can:

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.