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First Booster

Last updated 22 August 2022

Who is being offered a first booster?

You can find the latest information about eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination on the Your COVID Vaccine page. First boosters are currently available for everyone aged 12 and over, and for certain individuals aged 5-11.

If you are looking for information about the 2022 Autumn Booster please check our Autumn Booster page.

When is the first booster offered?

The first booster is offered at least three months (13 weeks) after your primary course.

People aged 18 and over should wait at least 4 weeks after COVID-19 infection before receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccination. People aged under 18 should normally wait at least 12 weeks after COVID-19 infection unless they are in a clinical risk group in which case the interval is 4 weeks.

How do I get a first booster?

From 1 September our clinics will focus on autumn boosters.

If you are not eligible for the autumn booster and still need your first booster please contact our booking hub.

Where will the first booster be offered?

First boosters are normally available at our main vaccination clinics.

Is a spring booster being offered?

The 2022 Spring Booster programme has ended.

Can I choose which type of vaccine I have?

No. We are not able to offer a personal choice of vaccine type for boosters.

However, if a clinician has advised you not to have an mRNA vaccine or you are allergic to its ingredients then please ring our booking team when you receive your appointment letter and they will be able to provide advice. More information about vaccines is available from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) website.

Where can I find out more about the COVID-19 Vaccine?

More information is available from the Public Health Wales website.

Where can I report adverse effects?

Reports of adverse events can be reported through the MHRA Coronavirus Yellow Card page.