Immunosuppression means you have a weakened immune system due to a particular health condition or because you are on medication or treatment that is suppressing your immune system. People who are immunosuppressed, or have specific other medical conditions, have a reduced ability to fight infections and other diseases, including COVID-19.
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board would like to reassure those living with long term conditions and their loved ones, that we are here to support you in receiving the correct dosage of vaccination to protect you. We would also urge you to follow basic healthy measures such as meeting outdoors, wearing a mask inside closed areas, regular hand washing or sanitizing and ensuring those you meet with have used a lateral flow test beforehand and are negative to Covid-19.
Immunosuppression includes people who had or may recently have had:
In line with National Guidance, the delivery of the Spring Booster Programme ended on the 30th June 2022. This is to ensure that there is a long enough interval between this vaccine and the Autumn 2022 Booster.
Household Contacts of immunosuppressed individuals are no longer eligible for a Spring Booster Dose. They are eligible for a first, second and only booster dose.
If you feel that you have been missed, or you are a household contact aged 12+ and require a first, second or booster dose, please contact the booking centre on 0300 303 1373.
New treatments for COVID-19 are available through the NHS for people aged 12 and over who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are at highest risk of getting seriously ill, in spite of being vaccinated.
This includes some people who have: