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Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Booster Programme

This page answers the key questions about the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination booster programme in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and is correct at the time of writing this post - 22nd Nov 2021 -

Who is eligible for the COVID-19 booster?

Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago. This includes:

  • people aged 40 and over

  • people who live and work in care homes

  • frontline health and social care workers

  • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

  • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19

  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

If you're not sure if you have a health condition that puts you at high risk, see who is at high risk from COVID-19.

What vaccine will the COVID-19 booster be?

When will I be able to book my COVID-19 booster?

Where will I be able to have my COVID-19 booster?

Why can't I find an appointment at the vaccination site nearest to my home address?

Will I get the Flu jab and COVID-19 booster at the same time?


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