As a precautionary measure, JCVI advises that an extra booster vaccine dose in spring 2023 should be offered to:

  • adults aged 75 years and over
  • residents in a care home for older adults
  • individuals aged 5 years and over who are immunosuppressed, as defined in tables 3 or 4 in the COVID-19 chapter of the Green Book

The spring booster dose should be offered around 6 months after the last vaccine dose, although operational flexibility around the timing of the spring dose in relation to the last vaccine dose is considered appropriate. More information on operational flexibility will be provided in the ‘Green Book: immunisation against infectious disease’.

In addition, JCVI’s interim advice remains that people at higher risk of severe COVID-19 are expected to be offered a booster vaccine dose in autumn 2023 in preparation for winter 2023 to 2024 (reference 1).

  • Recommendation
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • COVID-19