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 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

Updates to this page

Published 24 December 2021
Last updated 21 May 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated the information for spring 2024.

  2. Updated COVID-19 treatments and testing sections.

  3. Added link to national booking system for vaccinations.

  4. Added information about autumn COVID-19 vaccination booster and updated information about accessing COVID-19 treatments.

  5. Added information on COVID-19 spring booster.

  6. Updated guidance.

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

  8. Updated wording in 'testing' section.

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

  10. Updated guidance.

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

  12. First published.

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