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.
How to get your COVID-19 vaccine
If you're aged 16 or over you can:
- book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
- find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site
- wait to be contacted by your GP surgery and book your appointments with them
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.
- If you book online, you'll be asked to book appointments for both doses. You can manage your COVID-19 vaccination appointments to view your appointments and rebook if you need to.
- If you had your 1st dose at a walk-in vaccination site, you can book your 2nd COVID-19 vaccination appointment online. You'll need to wait 24 hours after your 1st dose before you can book.
- If you have your 1st dose through your GP surgery, you'll be contacted when it's time to book your 2nd 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 www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccine
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.
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 (www.nhs.uk)
If you have a question, talk to your GP or health professional or you can find answers to some frequently asked questions here www.beatcovidne.co.uk
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.