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Everything you need to know about the autumn COVID booster jab

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From today, around four million people most vulnerable to Covid-19 will start to be invited to book in their autumn booster vaccine.

Here's everything you need to know, from who is eligible to how you can book your appointment. When can I get the jab? Booking for appointments will open September 12, and it is recommended that you get the jab as early as possible.

However, it needs to have been at least three months since your last jab, so those who received the spring booster jab will need to check how long it has been. READ MORE: Millions to be offered Covid booster jabs from today amid autumn campaign Who is eligible for the COVID autumn booster? Frontline health and care workers, immunosuppressed people, and people aged over 75 are the highest priority for the booster.

Adults aged 50 and over, those aged five to 49 with health conditions that put them at greater risk, and pregnant women are also eligible.

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