Booster vaccines now available for over-40s three months after second jab

People aged 40 and above are now able to have their Covid-19 vaccine three months after the date of their second jab.

Previously, a six month gap was required between second doses and the booster vaccine. 

Those who have become eligible for a booster vaccine can now book their vaccination appointment directly using the National Booking Service, which is available online or over the phone. 

Although the government has announced that booster vaccines will soon be available to all adults, people aged between 18 and 39-years-old are kindly asked to hold off from attempting to arrange a booster vaccine appointment online or visiting one of the region’s vaccination centres.

Vaccination teams across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire continue to work incredibly hard to provide the booster vaccine to older people and those with underlying health conditions. 

Currently, booster vaccines are only available for people over the age of 40, those with an underlying health condition and frontline health and social care workers. 

As soon as this changes, the NHS will invite those who qualify for a booster vaccine to come forward.

More information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme, including details of how to book a first, second, third or booster dose, can be found at