COVID-19 vaccination programme

Programme update

The Spring Booster programme will start the week commencing 15 April 2024.

The programme is directed by the recommendations proposed by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The following groups will be offered a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine in spring 2024:

Manx Care will you know if you are eligible for a vaccination this spring. Letters will be sent to those eligible for the spring vaccination, including appointment time, date and location.

It is important that those eligible come forward as protection against COVID-19 (either from catching the virus or from a previous vaccination) fades over time, and the virus could make them very ill.

All COVID-19 vaccines offered have been tested on thousands of people across the world and have met the strict of safety, quality and effectiveness outlined by the UK’s Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

What you need to know about the 2024 COVID-19 booster vaccines

Who will get the mRNA vaccine this spring?

When will vaccinations start?

The spring booster programme will get underway the week commencing Monday 15 April 2024.

What vaccine will be offered?

Eligible people will be given a booster dose of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. These vaccines have been updated since the original vaccines and target different COVID-19 variants. Patient Information leaflets can be found on the COVID-19 website.

Where will the appointments be offered?

Appointments will be offered in Douglas, Ramsey, Peel and Castletown.

Please be advised that there is minimal parking at these venues and therefore we are asking people to arrive no more than five minutes before their appointment. If you need to reschedule your appointment please call 111 and the Vaccination team will do their best to accommodate your needs or you can change your vaccination appointment.

Giving consent for your vaccines

When you attend your appointment, it is essential that you are able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the vaccination you are about to receive and provide informed consent. This is to ensure you are fully aware of the vaccination process and its potential benefits and risks.

What if a person does not have capacity to give consent?

In the event that a person is not able to provide informed consent during their appointment, we will need to postpone the administration of the vaccine on that day.   The team will then take the necessary steps to ensure that they receive the vaccine at a later date.  If you feel that someone you care for needs this support in advance of their appointment, please contact us on 111 or email

What if a person is housebound?

Home visits are available to anyone who is deemed to be housebound. If you received your last dose at home, you will be contacted by the vaccine programme to confirm that you are still housebound and to arrange your booster.

If you did not receive your last dose at home but are now considered housebound, you should email or call 111 to register a home visit. The phone line is open from 9:30am until 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

If you have recently moved into residential care and are now living in a care home for older adults, the vaccination team will liaise with the care home to arrange appointments.

COVID-19 vaccination is still available for those who have not had either a first of second dose. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Isle of Man COVID-19 vaccination programme delivery

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As the COVID-19 programme continues to change please check items regularly for any updates or changes. 

Public Health Isle of Man has adapted the information supplied by JCVI and UKHSA for the delivery of the COVID-19 Vaccination programme and this has been sourced from COVID-19 vaccination programme (

Updated 12 October 2023