There are currently 3 types of boosters for the Covid-19 vaccine:
- A 1st booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine: Everyone aged 16 and over who had their 2nd dose vaccine at least 3 months ago is eligible, as well as some children aged 12 to 15.
- A booster dose (4th dose) of the COVID-19 vaccine: This is available for people who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses and who had a 3rd primary dose of the vaccine at least 3 months ago.
- A spring booster of the COVID-19 vaccine: This is available for people aged 75 and over, people who live in a care home for older people, or people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system. This would include people with ataxia who are taking immunosuppression drugs for comorbidities or autoimmune ataxia.
If you think you are eligible for a spring booster but did not get an invite, please contact your GP surgery.
Please see more information here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/how-to-get-a-coronavirus-vaccine/how-to-get-a-booster-dose/
Please understand that this advice is given on the basis of the limited information provided, and that neither Ataxia UK nor the Medical Advisor can accept responsibility for any actions arising from it.