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Spring Booster

Last updated 22 June 2022

Spring boosters end on 30 June 2022 so please get in touch if you are in an eligible group and have not yet taken up your invitation.


Who is eligible for the spring booster?

The spring booster is being offered to: 

  • residents of care home for older adults
  • people over 75 (aged 75 by 30 June 2022)
  • people aged 12+ with immunosuppression.

The spring booster will be offered to people whose previous dose was before 12 March 2022. This is because the spring booster aims to protect the most vulnerable people whose immunity may wane before the autumn. If you have received a vaccine dose this spring (e.g. your first booster) then this will protect you through to the autumn.

The spring booster programme will end on 30 June 2022. This means that it will be open to everyone who turns 75 on or before 30 June 2022 (and people with immunosuppression who turn 12 on or before 30 June 2022).

If you will turn 75 by 30 June 2022 then you may receive an invitation for an appointment before your 75th birthday.


When will I receive my spring booster?

If you are eligible for a spring booster (based on the definitions above) then you should receive an invitation letter by early June. Your appointment will normally be around three to six months after your previous dose.

In the meantime, people aged 75+ can join our reserve list below to help us ensure that every appointment slot is used and no vaccine is wasted.

Spring booster appointments will end on 30 June 2022.


Can I drop in for a spring booster?

Yes.

Spring boosters are currently available on a drop-in basis in Bronllys and Builth Wells. In Newtown we are still very busy with appointments so do not yet have capacity for drop-in.

Drop-in arrangements do change, so please check our drop-in page for the latest details.


Are people under 75 able to have the spring booster?

Mostly no.

People under 75 are only eligible for the spring booster if:


I received my first booster on or after 12 March - will I be invited for a spring booster?

No.

The spring booster will be offered to people whose previous dose was before 12 March 2022. This is because the spring booster aims to protect the most vulnerable people whose immunity may wane before the autumn. If you have received a vaccine dose this spring (e.g. your first booster) then this will protect you through to the autumn.


I was unwell when I was offered by spring booster. Can I attend at a later date?

Most spring booster appointments will end on 30 June 2022. After this a small number of appointments will be available for people who were not able to attend in June due to illness - this includes cancelling your appointment because of recent COVID-19 infection (you should not attend a COVID-19 vaccine appointment within 28 days of COVID-19 infection).


Where will I receive my spring booster?

Spring boosters are being delivered in the following locations:

  • Mass vaccination centres in Newtown, Builth Wells and Bronllys
  • Occasional pop up sessions (e.g. we are in Ystradgynlais at the end of June)
  • Rhayader, Presteigne and Welshpool practices (for people aged 75+ registered with those practices)
  • Care homes and domiciliary vaccination for people who are clinically housebound

Where can I find out more about eligibility for the spring booster?

Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination is based on national guidance from the JCVI. The latest announcement from the JCVI on eligibility for the spring booster is available from their website: Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) statement on COVID-19 vaccinations in 2022: 21 February 2022 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).


I have immunosuppression. Will I be invited for a spring booster?

Our records are regularly updated to ensure we are aware of people with immunosuppression. This includes national checks of medical records, and information shared with us by specialist clinicians.

Many people with immunosuppression will already be identified on our systems, and you will have been invited for a third primary dose and a first booster. This applies to people who were immunosuppressed at the time of their first or second dose.

Work is under way now to identify people who meet the wider definition of immunosuppression for the spring booster. Our vaccination records are being updated updated to ensure that people are invited and invitations are under way. If you have immunosuppression and it is more than three months since your last dose and you have not received an invitation for a spring booster then please use our online form to let us know.

Due to a national issue outside of our local control, some people have been identified for the spring booster in error. More information is available from the Welsh Government website. If you are in this category then the national COVID-19 vaccination programme will contact you, and our team will discuss this with you if they have not been able to reach you before your appointment. People in this group will still be offered a spring booster - whilst they do not meet the current national eligibility criteria they do have conditions that put them at higher risk of severe illness should they get COVID-19.


Reserve List

We have a reserve list in place for people aged 75 or over whose first booster was before 12 March 2022 and who could attend a main vaccination clinic (Builth Wells, Bronllys, Newtown) at short notice.

Please only complete this form if ALL the following criteria apply:

  • You are aged 75 or over
  • You received your first booster on or before 12 March 2022
  • You are registered with a GP in Powys
  • You could attend a main vaccination clinic (Builth Wells, Bronllys, Newtown) at short notice

If the form is not visible below you can access it at https://forms.office.com/r/0FD5f2gTmr

Information about how we process your information is available from the Privacy section of the website.

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