COVID-19 spring boosters

Published: 14 April 2023

Man wearing a mask having his COVID-19 vaccination

Book now or come to our ‘pop up’ sessions in Harlow and Loughton.

If you are over 75 or have a weakened immune system, you can now book an appointment to have your COVID-19 spring booster or drop in to one of our new ‘pop up’ vaccination clinics.

Spring booster vaccinations have already been taking place in care homes, to top up the protection for vulnerable older residents and the national booking service is now open to the other groups eligible for this round of vaccination. Appointments take place from Monday 17 April.  

Over 75s and people with compromised immune systems will receive an invitation from their GP practice to come forward for their spring booster or can book an appointment online. Those unable to book online can also ring 119 to book an appointment.

More than 60 local pharmacies are offering the spring booster, along with most GP practices across Hertfordshire and west Essex.

‘Pop up’ vaccination clinics are also being held in Harlow and Loughton between now and the end of June. Nurses at the pop ups will be offering spring boosters and also first and second jabs for those who have never had a COVID vaccination before.

Dates and venues for pop up clinics

Latton Bush Centre (Dining Hall)

Southern Way, Harlow. CM18 7BL

Mondays (closed bank holidays) 9.30am – 3.30pm
Tuesdays 9.30am – 3.30pm

Potter Street Baptist Church

98 Potter Street, Chapel Lane, Harlow. CM17 9AW

Thursday 1 June 9.30am – 3.30pm
Thursday 15 June 9.30am – 3.30pm
Thursday 22 June 9.30am – 3.30pm

Adeyfield Community Centre

The Queens Square, Hemel Hempstead. HP2 4EW

Wednesday 24 May 9.30am – 3.00pm
Bank Holiday Mon​day 29 May 9.30am – 3.00pm

Loughton Town Council

1 Buckingham Court, Rectory Lane, Loughton. IG10 2QZ

Every Saturday, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Waltham Cross Health Centre

Stanhope Road, Waltham Cross. EN8 7DJ

Thursday 25 May 9.30am – 3.30pm

Dr Jane Halpin, Chief Executive of Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB said “COVID-19 is still with us and can develop into something more serious in older people and in people with certain underlying health conditions. Having a vaccination remains the best way to prevent serious illness.

“This spring, the booster vaccination programme will protect those who are at highest risk of becoming very unwell and need to keep their immunity topped up. The vaccine has been proven to be safe and effective and having the booster will provide those who are most vulnerable protection from the virus throughout the summer. These updated vaccines boost protection well and give slightly higher levels of antibody against the more recent strains of COVID-19 than the vaccines you would have received previously.”

If you have never had a COVID vaccination before and would like to protect yourself, now is the time to act to ensure you have time for both primary doses. First and second doses of the vaccine will not be offered after 30 June 2023, so please make an appointment online, speak to a pharmacist or ring 119 for more information.

Find more information about the COVID spring booster programme on the GOV.UK website.

Visit the ICS website for the latest COVID vaccination information in Hertfordshire and west Essex, local walk-in clinics as they become available, and to check if you are eligible.