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Covid-19 vaccine

The coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.

Who can get a Covid-19 Vaccine?

People aged 16 and over can get a first and second dose of a vaccine.

Most children and young people aged 12-15 are currently only being offered a first dose.

Find out more about who can get a COVID-19 vaccine 

How to get your COVID-19 vaccine

If you're aged 16 or over you can:

If you cannot book appointments online, you can call 119 free of charge. You can speak to a translator if you need to.

If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.

Booking your 2nd dose

People aged 16 or over are eligible for a second dose.

People aged 18 or over should have their 2nd dose from 8 weeks after their 1st dose.

Most people aged 16 or 17 should have their 2nd dose from 12 weeks after their 1st dose.

Children aged 12 to 15

Most children will be offered their vaccine at school.

Appointments can also be made at a selection of local vaccination venues. To find out more and book an appointment see

Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15

Covid-19 Booster vaccine

Booster vaccine doses are available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a second dose of a vaccine at least 182 days ago.

Find out more about the COVID-19 booster vaccine

It's important that everyone who is eligible takes up all recommended doses of the vaccine for the most protection.

And, its never too late to get a vaccine, you can still book this through the National Booking System, some community pharmacies are offering walk ins or get in touch with your GP.

Read more about Covid-19 vaccination here  Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines - NHS (

If you have a question, talk to your GP or health professional or you can find answers to some frequently asked questions here

You do not need to have a GP or an NHS number to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

This letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England explains how people can get the COVID-19 vaccine and if they want to, register at a GP practice. It is available in over 20 languages.

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