The Autumn Booster programme commenced on Monday 11 September 2023, with patients residing in care homes being offered the vaccine first.
Clinics will commence for all other eligible groups Monday 25 September 2023, by appointment only.
Appointments for clinics will be targeted by age, the oldest patients being offered the initial appointments first.
The programme is directed by the recommendations proposed by the JCVI. The following groups will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine in the Autumn 2023 programme:
- those aged 65 years and older
- residents in a care home for older adults
- frontline health and social care workers
- those aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group, including pregnant women
- household contacts of people with a suppressed immune system
- carers aged 16 and older
Manx Care will let you know during autumn if you may be eligible for a vaccination ahead of winter.
It is important that those eligible come forward as protection against COVID-19 (either from catching the virus or from a previous vaccination) fades over time, and the virus could make them very ill.
All COVID-19 vaccines offered have been tested on thousands of people across the world and have met the strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness outlined by the UK’s Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).