BCCA statement on Autumn 2023 COVID booster programme
BCCA information on Autumn
2023 COVID-19 booster programme
For the 2023 autumn
booster programme, the following groups should be offered a COVID-19 vaccine:
· Residents and staff working in a care home for older adults.
· All adults aged 65 years and over.
· Persons aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk
group, as defined in Tables 3 and 4 of the Green Book. The sections relevant to cardiac conditions are selectively
· Frontline health and social care workers.
Persons aged 12
to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression as
defined in Table 3 and 4.
· Persons aged 16 to 64 years who are carers.
Clinical and other risk groups for individuals aged 16 years and over
eligible for COVID-19 immunisation
Chronic heart disease and vascular disease
Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications,
chronic heart failure, individuals requiring regular medication and/or
follow-up for ischaemic heart disease. This includes individuals with atrial
fibrillation, peripheral vascular disease or a history of venous
4: Clinical risk groups for children and young people under 16 years
Chronic heart conditions
Haemodynamically significant congenital and acquired heart disease, or
less severe heart disease with other co-morbidity. This includes:
- single ventricle patients or those palliated with a Fontan (Total
Cavopulmonary Connection) circulation
- those with chronic cyanosis (oxygen saturations <85%
- patients with cardiomyopathy requiring medication
- patients with congenital heart disease on medication to improve
- patients with pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the
lungs) requiring medication
18 September 2023
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