Treatments for Covid-19

The NHS is rolling out new Covid-19 treatments for the highest risk patients including monoclonal antibodies and antiviral treatments in hospitals.

This scheme aims to help avoid hospitalisations in patients at highest risk of Covid-19.

The Covid-19 medicines delivery units, or CMDUs, have been up and running since December and have begun helping patients receive these treatments, with many hopefully avoiding hospitalisation.

Find out more about these treatments, and who is eligible here.


Covid-19 remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others.

  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required
  • If you haven’t already, get vaccinated
  • If you have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 3 months ago you may be eligible for a booster – see the ‘Covid-19 booster dose’ section below

The NHS.UK website provides the latest updates on the vaccination programme and how to book a Covid-19 vaccine.

The GOV.UK website provides the latest updates and guidance relating to testing, travel and rules regarding Covid-19.

 


Spring Covid-19 booster dose

The NHS will contact people when it is their turn to be vaccinated. Eligible groups include care home residents, people who are 75 and over and people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed. 

Further information regarding the spring Covid-19 booster

 


Covid-19 booster dose

Booster doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from Covid-19 who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 3 months ago.

This includes:

  • people aged 16 and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • boosters for at-risk young people aged 12 to 15

People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

 


Covid-19 1st dose, 2nd dose and booster dose

  • 1st and 2nd doses for people aged 5 years old and over
  • boosters for people aged 16 years old and over
  • 3rd doses and boosters (4th doses) for people with a severely weakened immune system
  • boosters for young people aged 12 to 15 who are at higher risk from Covid-19 or live with someone with a severely weakened immune system

If you do not get a letter but you have a health condition and you think you’re eligible, contact your GP surgery.


 

Get the facts

Make sure you get your news from reliable sources.

The NHS.UK website provides the latest updates on the vaccination programme and how to book a Covid-19 vaccine.

The GOV.UK website provides the latest updates and guidance relating to testing, travel and rules regarding Covid-19.

 


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