COVID-19 vaccine information

The COVID-19 vaccine is low risk, and is the best way to protect yourself and others against coronavirus. It's important to consider getting the vaccine and boosters when offered to you, especially if you are at increased risk of complications from the virus.

Read more general COVID-19 information including latest updates on our Coronavirus hub page.

Our information is specific to Crohn's and Colitis - if you have other health conditions or feel there is another reason why the vaccine may not be right for you, speak to your healthcare professional.

Visit the NHS website for general information about the vaccine and how it will be delivered. The image below outlines how many doses you can get.


Last reviewed May 2022


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Helpline service


We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can provide information on a range of subjects including:

  • Managing Symptoms
  • Disability benefits
  • Medication
  • Diet
  • Test and diagnosis
  • Wellbeing
  • Employment
  • Help to find support from others living with the condition

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.