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Vaccine eligibility

The Autumn Covid-19 booster campaign recently announced by the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) will commence on the Isle of Man on Monday 05 September 2022. 

Vaccination is available for all people from the age of 5 years.

Children aged 5 - 15

Two doses of the paediatric COVID vaccine are being offered to children aged 5-15 to give them the best protection against COVID-19.

Children can get a 1st dose of vaccine from the day they turn 5, and most will be offered a 2nd dose from 12 weeks after the 1st dose.

If your child has a condition that means they're at high risk from COVID-19 or they live with someone who has a weakened immune system, they can get a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after they had their 1st dose.

If your child is aged 12 to 15 and at high risk from COVID-19, they can also get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if they had a 2nd dose at least 3 months ago.

If your child is aged 5 or over and had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses, they can get an additional primary dose (3rd dose) of the COVID-19 vaccine.

People aged 16 and over

You are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine if you're aged 16 or over.

It is a two dose primary course delivered at least12 week apart.

You can book an appointment for the vaccine, by calling 111 or e-mailing vaccinations@gov.im.

Pregnant women are encouraged to have the COVID vaccine – it is important to get vaccinated to protect you and your baby. The vaccine is proven to be safe and effective and causes no harm to the unborn baby.

People aged over 5 with a weakened immune system or immunocompromised

A third primary dose of vaccine will be included in the primary doses for immunocompromised people, to try to provide their weakened immune system with increased protection. This should be given at least  8 weeks after your second dose – as guided by your Specialist.

If you think you or your child are eligible for a third primary dose please contact 111 and a clinician will call you to verify if you're eligible for a third primary dose and will determine the timing of the dose being administered.

Find out who is at higher risk from COVID.

Booster doses

The booster will help give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

Booster vaccination eligibility include all adults aged 16 and over and those aged between 12 and 15 who are in an ‘at risk’ group.

Booster vaccinations will be due at least 3 months after second (or third) primary dose.

Severely immunosuppressed individuals who have completed their primary course (3 doses) will be due a booster dose at least 3 months after the third primary dose.

Autumn booster 2022

An autumn booster vaccine will be offered to the following groups to provide increased protection against the virus ahead of the winter season:

  • Residents in care homes for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • All adults aged 50 and over
  • Those aged 5-49 in a clinical risk group, as set out in the green book 
  • Those aged 5-49 who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
  • Those aged 16-49 who are carers, as set out in the green book

When to get your vaccine

All people aged 5 and over are able to receive the primary course of the COVID vaccination. The tables below will explain when you should receive each dose.

5 – 11 year olds and under 12’s in school year 7

Dose

Have you had COVID?

When you can get your vaccine

First dose

No recent COVID infection

Get your first dose now

First dose

Confirmed COVID infection in last 12 weeks (28 Days for at risk (PG 21 or 22))

Wait until 12 weeks or more weeks (28 Days for at risk (PG 21 or 22)) have passed since you tested positive or first symptom

Second dose

No recent COVID infection

12 weeks after you had your first dose (Unless in at risk PG 21 or 22 in which case 8 weeks)

Second dose

Confirmed COVID infection in last 12 weeks (8 weeks for at risk PG 21 or 22) since first dose

Wait until 12 weeks or more have passed since you tested positive or first symptom (Unless in at risk PG 21 or 22 in which case 28 days)

 

12 to 15 years old

Dose

Have you had COVID?

When you can get your vaccine

First dose

No recent COVID infection

Get your first dose now

First dose

Confirmed COVID infection in last 12 weeks (28 Days for PG 4, 6, 18 or 19)

Wait until 12 weeks or more (or 28 Days for PG 4, 6, 18 or 19) have passed since you tested positive or first symptom

Second dose

No recent COVID infection

12 weeks after you had your first dose (Unless in PG 4, 6, 18 or 19 in which case 8 weeks)

Second dose

Confirmed COVID infection in last 12 weeks (8 weeks for PG 4, 6, 18 or 19) since first dose

Wait until 12 weeks or more have passed since you tested positive or first symptom (Unless in PG 4, 6, 18 or 19 in which case 28 days)

Booster dose

No recent COVID infection after 2nd dose

Wait at least 3 months from the date of your second dose

Booster dose

PCR/LFT confirmed COVID infection in last 12 weeks after 2nd dose*

Wait until 12 weeks or more has passed since you tested positive* but no earlier than 3 months

*If in an at risk group this time period is reduced to at least 28 days

 

Over 16 years old

Dose

Have you had COVID?

When you can get your vaccine

First dose

No recent COVID infection

Get your first dose now

First dose

Confirmed COVID infection in last 4 weeks

Wait until 4 weeks or more have passed since you tested positive or first symptom

Second dose

No recent COVID infection

At least 12 weeks after your first dose

Second dose

Confirmed COVID infection in the last 4 weeks

Wait until 4 weeks or more have passed since you tested positive, but no earlier than 12 weeks from your first dose

Booster dose

No recent COVID infection

At least 3 months after your second dose

Booster dose

Confirmed COVID infection in the last 4 weeks

Wait until 4 weeks or more have passed since you tested positive, but no earlier than 3 months from your first dose