Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?
The following guide is vaccination doses recommended by age:
- 6 months to 5 years – you can have a primary course if eligible
- 5 years and older – you can have the primary course and, if eligible, one booster
- 16 years and older – you can have the primary course and one booster. A second booster if eligible
- 30 years and older – you can the primary course and 2 boosters.
Which vaccine can you get?
For your primary course:
- if aged between 6 months and 5 years, you can choose the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine
- if aged between 5 and 11 years, you can receive the Pfizer vaccine
- if aged between 12 and 17 years, you can choose the Pfizer or Novavax vaccine
- if aged 18 years and older, you can choose the Pfizer, Novavax or AstraZeneca vaccine.
You may need additional doses based on your medical condition. Please speak with your healthcare professional.
For booster doses, if you are eligible:
- children aged between 5 and 11 years can receive the Pfizer vaccine
- children aged between 12 and 17 years can choose the Pfizer or Novavax vaccine
- adults aged 18 years and older can choose the Pfizer, Pfizer bivalent, Moderna bivalent, Novavax or AstraZeneca vaccine.
Speak with your local GP or Pharmacist for more information.
Last updated 2nd February 2023
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