Template referral letter inviting individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed

Dear [name]

You are eligible for a Spring Booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

We are writing to let you know that you are now eligible for a Spring booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on 21 February.

The advice recommends that individuals aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed should be given a spring booster dose from around 6 months after their last COVID-19 vaccination dose. As a minimum three months should have elapsed since your previous COVID-19 vaccination dose. This is being advised as a precautionary measure to increase immunity levels and provide a better vaccine response, based on studies and experience with other vaccines.

You are eligible for a Spring Booster given your [diagnosis and/or treatment, delete as appropriate] on [date].

Please take this letter with you to your COVID-19 vaccine appointment to demonstrate your eligibility. You can get your vaccine by:

  • booking an appointment via the National Booking System and selecting to book “a booster for people with a weakened immune system aged 12 to 74 years old”
  • or attending any walk-in clinic offered by your local vaccination centre, community pharmacy or hospital hub. You can search for walk-in clinics in your local area on the NHS site finder.

Yours sincerely

[Signatory on behalf of NHS trust]