How to book a Covid booster jab in Birmingham - who is eligible, where to get Autumn and Winter vaccination

How to book a Covid booster jab in Birmingham - who is eligible, where to get Autumn and Winter vaccination

Millions of people across England are being offered a Covid booster jab starting this week, including those residing in Birmingham.

The mass rollout, which is to be implemented in stages, will offer further protection against the spread of COVID-19 ahead of the Autumn and Winter months.

Millions of invitations will be landing on doormats from 7 September inviting people to book their appointment, and a record 3,100 sites are expected.

NHS Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard said: “The precision and speed of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme allowed us to get back to a pre-pandemic way of life and doing the things that we love.

“While we know that this winter will be challenging with a likely resurgence in both COVID and flu for the first time since before the pandemic, the best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones from serious illness is to get the newly approved, next-generation covid vaccine when invited to do so.”

Here’s everything you need to know about the Autumn Covid booster programme, including who is eligible, how to book a jab, and where in Birmingham to get one.

Who is eligible for a Covid booster this Autumn?

A number of groups will be able to receive the Covid booster vaccine this autumn

Starting from 5 September, around 26 million people across England will be eligible for an autumn booster over the coming weeks. These include:

  • Over 50s
  • Those with a weakened immune system
  • Health and social care workers
  • Care home residents
  • Housebound people

Those in these groups will be alerted by the NHS either by post, email or text as to when it’s their turn to book a booster appointment.

It will become available to more of the population once the most vulnerable have had their chance to have a booster.

How to book a Covid booster jab this Autumn

Once you’ve been directly invited to have your booster, you can book a vaccination appointment through the NHS booking service.

The NHS is urging people to use the website to book their jabs, but if you cannot, you can instead phone 119 free of charge.

Where in Birmingham can I have a Covid booster jab?

At the time of writing, there are ten different places in Birmingham where you can have a Covid booster jab. These are:

  • Dispharma Chemist, 183 Alum Rock Road, B8 1NJ
  • Green Lane Mosque, 20 Green Lane, Small Heath, B9 5DB
  • Khattak Memorial Surgery, 309 Bolton Road, B10 0AU
  • Laurel Road Sports Centre, Laurel Road, Handsworth, B21 9PB
  • Medisina Pharmacy, 11 Canford Close, B12 0YU
  • Moseley Community Hub, 496 Moseley Road, B12 9AH
  • Nechells Pharmacy, 56A Nechells Park Road, B7 5PR
  • Nucare Pharmacy, 229 Victoria Road, B6 5HP
  • Sirpal Pharmacy, 274-276 Ladypool Road, B12 8JU
  • QE Hub (The Atrium), Mindelsohn Way, B15 2GW

To find out which is closest to you, visit the NHS vaccination site finder.