COVID-19: guidance for people whose immune system means they are at higher risk

Guidance for people aged 12 and over whose immune system means they are at higher risk of serious illness if they become infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).

Applies to England



This page includes useful information on:

  • who the guidance is for
  • keeping yourself safe
  • eligibility for additional COVID-19 vaccine doses
  • eligibility for new NHS COVID-19 treatments if you become infected
Published 24 December 2021
Last updated 14 March 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added information on COVID-19 spring booster.

  2. Updated guidance.

  3. Updated 'Who this guidance is for' section.

  4. Updated wording in 'testing' section.

  5. Removed information about NHS volunteers' availability to help with general, essential tasks.

  6. Updated guidance.

  7. Updated guidance in line with the 24 February restriction changes.

  8. First published.