Immunocompromised patients and household members

The the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recently advised that adult household contacts of adults, over 16 years of age, with severe immunosuppression should be offered COVID-19 vaccination.

This aims to reduce the risk of infection to you by vaccinating those most likely to transmit to you, as even though you may have received your COVID-19 vaccination, you may have lower protection from the vaccine given that you are immunosuppressed.

The JCVI advice applies to adult household contacts who are 16 years and above
with whom you “expect to share living accommodation on most days…. and
therefore, for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable.” Members of ‘bubbles’ that do not live with an immunosuppressed person for the majority of the week (frequent visitors and other non-carers who might visit the house often but not for the majority of the week, including overnight stays) are excluded from the definition.

Please let your adult household contacts know that they can now book a vaccination
appointment via their registered GP practice, who will then invite them to attend their
GP-led Local Vaccination Service.