If you are over 50, you can now book your Booster vaccine.
If you are immunosuppressed it is time for your 3rd primary vaccine.
Booster Vaccines - over 50's
A coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine.
It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID.
A booster is given at 3 months after your second dose.
To learn more, and how to book, click on the drop down menus below.
You can now book your COVID-19 booster vaccine, if you are 30 and over or with a condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19.
You'll only be able to book an appointment/attend a walk-in for a booster dose if it's been at least 3 months since your 2nd dose of the vaccine.
You need to:
- book 1 appointment for 1 booster dose
- wait 4 weeks (28 days) before booking if you've had a positive COVID test, starting from the date you had the test.
How to Book
It’s easy to book your COVID vaccine through the National Booking System, call 119, or wait till you are invited.
When booking you need your name and date of birth, OR NHS number.
Which COVID-19 vaccine will I get?
Most people will be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or Moderna vaccine.
This means your booster dose may be different from the vaccines you had for your 1st and 2nd doses.
Some people may be offered a booster dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine if they cannot have the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.
COVID-19 booster vaccine and flu vaccine
Most people who can get a COVID booster vaccine are also eligible for the annual flu vaccine.
If you are offered both vaccines, it's safe to have them at the same time.
To learn more about the flu vaccine, please click here.
Shielding is currently paused. Although the advice to shield has ended, clinically extremely vulnerable people must continue to follow the rules that are in place for everyone.
We are also advising clinically extremely vulnerable people to continue to take extra precautions to protect themselves. You are advised to follow the practical steps described below to minimise your risk of exposure to the virus.
When attending your coronavirus vaccination appointment
Helpful information before attending your appointment
You can help your NHS by following the below guidance to reduce delays and ensure a positive experience when having your vaccination.
Arrive on time for your appointment – not too early or too late
When arriving for your appointment, it is important to join the queue at your appointment time. If you arrive early, please remain in your vehicle until your appointment time. You will only cause delays if you join the queue too early.
When joining the queue or entering the centre please remember Hands, Face, Space. Continue to sanitise your hands, wear a face covering and always keep 2 metres apart from others.
Important points to prepare
Before your appointment it is important to have your NHS number ready, follow this link to find out how to find your NHS number and remove any outer garments when inside the building.
To help the process run smoothly, please wear clothing that allows easy access to your arm, this will help the vaccinators and will reduce queues.
3rd Primary Dose - 12+ immunosuppressed
If you are 12+ year olds and classified as immunosupressed you are to have 3 doses, 8 weeks apart.
What is immunosuppressed?
Having a weakened immune system. People who are immunosuppressed have a reduced ability to fight infections and other diseases. This may be caused by certain diseases or conditions, such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, malnutrition, and certain genetic disorders.
How many doses should I have?
3 primary doses, 8 weeks apart.
Research tells us around 40% of people who are immunsosuppressed get only a low antibody response despite being double vaccinated. For this reason, we are administering a third dose to help you immunity reach the same levels as most people get after two doses to help you get the same level of protection as the rest of the population.
All three jabs are part of this group's primary doses.
How to book
If you are immunosuppressed, theare are 2 ways to recieve your vaccination:
- invited directly by your GP or hospital hub only.
- visit a walk-in clinic (no appointment needed) if you are to attend a walk-in clinic you must bring proof of invitation or refferal from GP/specialist.
To see our lists of walk-in clinics, please click here