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COVID-19 booster vaccine

A coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have gained from your first 2 doses of the vaccine.

It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19 throughout the Winter months and to protect the health and care service.

You will be offered a booster dose at least 6 months after you had your second dose.

Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine and where

Booster vaccine doses will be available for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine.

The Isle of Man will be offering boosters to the following:

Who

Where can I get it

Frontline health and social care workers

Chester Street vaccination hub - Manx Care will invite you to attend drop-in clinics

People living in residential homes and housebound individuals

Manx Care’s community vaccination team will visit these places and offer vaccinations

People aged 70 and over

GP surgery – a letter will be sent inviting you via your GP

People aged 50 – 69

Chester Street vaccination hub – a letter will be sent inviting you to attend the hub for your appointment

People who are extremely clinically vulnerable

GP surgery – a letter will be sent inviting you via your GP

Peopled aged 16 -64 with underlying health conditions

Chester Street vaccination hub – a letter will be sent inviting you to attend the hub for your appointment


*For patients whose GPs aren’t offering the booster, they will be invited to attend Chester Street for their appointment.

Practice

Opted in to provide COVID Booster vaccination

Kensington Group Practice

No

Palatine

No

Snaefell

No

Finch Hill

Yes

Hailwood

No

Ramsey

No

Peel

Yes

Laxey - Onchan

No

Ballasalla

Yes

Castletown

Yes

Southern

Yes

For more information on the booster programme, read our frequently asked questions. You can also read ‘your guide to booster vaccination’

COVID-19 booster vaccine and flu vaccine

Most people who can get the COVID-19 booster vaccine are also eligible for the annual flu vaccine.

The COVID-19 booster and the flu jab are separate vaccines and will be given separately. They are safe to have alongside each other and where possible, people will be able to have both jabs at one appointment.

Having both vaccines will help create a shield against viruses, boost immunity and help protect health and care services in the event of increased cases of both viruses over the winter.

If your COVID booster isn’t due yet – get your flu vaccine anyway, you don’t wait to have them together!

Find out more about the flu vaccine or read the flu vaccination leaflet.