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COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Programme

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Last updated: 02/04/2024

UPDATE: COVID-19 Spring Booster programme 2024 now underway

The annual COVID-19 Spring Booster vaccination programme is now underway in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. 

Running from April 2, 2024, until the end of the June 2024, the rollout aims to offer additional protection to the most vulnerable people in Wales. 

Following advice from the expert Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the vaccine will be offered to: 

  • adults aged 75 and over 

  • residents in care homes for older adults, and 

  • individuals aged 6 months and over who have a weakened immune system. 

All eligible individuals will be invited for vaccination via a personal letter to their home address.   

Vaccinations remain the best line of defence against serious illness from COVID-19. Protection reduces over time, so it’s important to stay up to date with your vaccinations if you are eligible. 


Q. Why do some people need a spring vaccination? 

A. Like some other vaccines, levels of protection may begin to reduce over time. The spring dose will help protect you for longer.  
It will also help to reduce the risk of you needing to go to hospital due to COVID-19 infection. 

Q. When will the spring vaccine be given? 

A. If you are eligible for a spring dose it will be offered between April and June, around six months (and not before three months) after your last dose of vaccine. If you will be turning 75 between April and June you will be called for your vaccination during the programme, you do not need to wait for your birthday.  

Q. How will I get my vaccination?  

A. The NHS will contact you to let you know when and where to have the vaccine. It’s important to attend the appointment when invited. 
If you can’t attend, please let the booking team know so they can give your appointment to someone else. The team’s contact details are on the appointment letter. 

More information about the Spring Booster vaccination can be found on the Public Health Wales website here


We are aware of an email scam circulating about COVID-19 vaccinations that claims to be from the NHS. COVID-19 vaccines currently can’t be bought privately in the UK and vaccinations are free of charge. Please be vigilant to potential scams about the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Programme, and do not share any personal information.


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