The Government has accepted final Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice setting out which priority groups should be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine this autumn. These groups include residents and staff in care homes for older adults and other frontline health and social care workers.
NHS England (NHSE) has issued a letter with details about the roll-out of the COVID-19 booster and flu campaigns. The flu programme begins on 1 September and visits to care homes, which will be primarily COVID-19 focused, from 5 September. The autumn booster campaign formally begins on 12 September.
To support care providers with autumn vaccinations campaigns, NHSE has made a host of materials and assets available from the Campaign Resource Centre. Printed materials can be pre-ordered until 31 August.