This week invites have started to go out to people for their COVID booster vaccine.
Initially people aged 80 and over will be invited, but over the coming weeks people in all the eligible groups will be offered the autumn booster.
This includes people aged over 50, those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, adult carers, and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.
Care home visits have also started this week, with GP practice teams and GP Federations visiting care homes to provide their residents and staff with a booster vaccine.
It is important to note that people can only receive the booster vaccine six months after their second dose.
People will get a call or text from their local GP led site to get the jab, or will be invited to use the National Booking Service website or call 119 and vaccines will offered at existing vaccination sites including pharmacies, hospital hubs, GP practices and vaccine centres.
Read more about our plans for the booster programme.