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Make Sure You Get Your COVID-19 Booster by 12 February 2023

After Sunday 12 February 2023, booster doses will no longer be offered. Future booster vaccines may be offered to those at higher risk.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that, thanks to the success of the programme, the offer of a seasonal booster dose should end when the current autumn 2022 campaign ends, which will be on Sunday 12 February 2023.

Anyone yet to come forward for their COVID-19 booster is being urged to get the jab before the end of the campaign. Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site.

The Government has accepted the JCVI advice, which also 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 this autumn’s campaign.

This means that Sunday 12 February 2023 will be the last chance for anyone who has been invited for a COVID-19 booster to take up their offer, until future campaigns are agreed by the JCVI and the Government. It comes as the JCVI is recommending moving to a more targeted offer to those considered to be at risk of serious illness.

NHS England director, Roz Lindridge, who is responsible for overseeing the vaccination programme across the Midlands, said:-

“I would urge everyone who is eligible and has not yet benefited from the seasonal COVID-19 booster, or 2021’s booster, to come forward and get protected ahead of the 12 February 2023 deadline.

“We have plenty of bookable appointments, as well as walk-in clinics offering COVID-19 jabs in convenient community locations. COVID-19 remains very dangerous and even life-threatening for some – especially older people, and younger people with long term health conditions.

“The good news is that the vaccination reduces the chance of people suffering from the serious effects from COVID-19. The seasonal booster protects against Omicron variants as well as the earlier COVID-19 variants. So, by getting boosted, people can recharge the protection offered by earlier COVID-19 vaccinations. The vaccine is still the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones.”