Autumn COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

In line with the publicised JCVI guidance the Autumn vaccination programme began on the 5th September.  The eligibility of this group has been identified as people aged 50 years and over, those in care homes, pregnant women, and those aged 5 years and over in clinical risk groups, front-line health and social care staff, paid and unpaid carers.

  • Across Somerset, during the week commencing the 5th September, the vaccination focus has been on delivering to people in Care Homes and the house bound.
  • From Monday 12th September appointments are available to people aged 65 and over, pregnant women, immunosuppressed individuals, health and social care workers and paid and unpaid carers.
  • Vaccinations are currently by appointment only and are widely available across Somerset. The NHS will be inviting all eligible people to come forward but anyone who falls into these groups are able to book now online or by calling 119. Health and Social Care staff can self-declare when booking their appointment but they will not be required to bring along evidence of this to the appointment.
  • In order to receive the Autumn Booster people must have already had their full course of vaccinations (1st, 2nd dose and initial booster) with the last vaccination being 91 days or more prior.

Those eligible for an autumn booster over the comings weeks include over 50s, those with a weakened immune system and housebound people and pregnant women.

All eligible people are strongly encouraged to accept the vaccination that is offered as soon as they are able – it is important to be up to date with the booster and build up protection against severe illness before the winter.

To book your appointment please visit Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS ( or call 119.  Calls to 119 are free from mobiles and landlines. 119 provides support in 200 languages.

I Am also Eligible for the NHS Free Flu Jab

People are also encouraged to get their flu jab and in some cases these may be offered at the same time as the covid vaccination. For more information about the NHS Free Flu Programme in Somerset, please click here Flu – Healthy Somerset