Coronavirus vaccine boosters

People most at risk from coronavirus will be able to get a coronavirus booster vaccination. In England, this includes people with a learning disability on their GP learning disability register. 

Most people will be able to have their booster 6 months after their second coronavirus vaccination. 

If you have a learning disability, and your second coronavirus vaccination was more than 5 months ago and have not been contacted about your booster vaccination, contact your GP.

The government’s easy read guide about the booster vaccination is here

Booster vaccines are only for people who have had 2 doses of the coronavirus vaccine. If you have not had your first or second doses of the coronavirus vaccine yet, there is still time, just ask your GP. 

The Government's easy read guide about the coronavirus vaccine (1st and 2nd doses) is here

If you are having any difficulties accessing your coronavirus vaccine or booster, we recommend speaking to your GP and/or your local community learning disability team first.  If would like some more help or advice, remember you can also contact the Learning Disability Helpline on 0808 808 1111 or send us a message, here

If you are a main carer for someone with a learning disability, or someone else who is at increased risk from coronavirus due to age or another disability/health condition, you are also eligible for a booster vaccine. Contact your GP if it has been 5 months since your 2nd vaccine and you haven't heard from them. 


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