How to get a vaccine, where and travelling

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How to get a vaccine

The NHS will contact you when it's your turn to have the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination.

The vaccine is being offered at larger vaccination centres, pharmacies and some local NHS services such as hospitals or GP surgeries.

When it's your turn, you'll be contacted by letter, text or email with information on how to book your appointment.

More people are being offered the vaccine every week.

If you're invited to have your vaccination at a larger vaccination centre or at a pharmacy, you'll get a letter.

If you're invited to have your vaccination at a local centre such as a hospital or GP surgery, you'll usually get a text or email. You may sometimes get a letter.

You can choose to go to a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service. More places are opening all the time.

If you have received a letter but not booked an appointment

You may get a phone call from the NHS Immunisation Management Service.

This will be a reminder to book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

The person you speak to will see if you need any help and support.

They will not call you to book appointments over the phone.

Walk-in vaccination clinics

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Looking for a walk-in clinic near you? You’re in the right place. Check out the table below for a quick overview. For full details including addresses and maps, visit the national Grab a jab walk-in finder to find the latest walk-in clinics in your area.

If you are eligible, book an appointment by calling 119 or visiting the National Booking System.

Two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine give you the best protection from coronavirus.

Please note that all second doses are only available after 8+ weeks of your first vaccination, if you attend a walk in clinic before the 8 weeks, you will be turned away.




YMCA North Staffs


29th September 12pm - 6pm

8th October 12pm - 6pm



1st & 2nd

Uxbridge Street Mosque, Burton-on-Trent,

DE14 3LA

24th September 12pm - 6pm


1st & 2nd

Kingston Centre

ST16 3TW

25th September 2pm - 4.30pm



1st & 2nd

Alderwood Medical Practice

WS11 1QN

24th September 9am - 6pm

25th September 9am - 2pm



1st & 2nd

SpringPharm pharmacy

B77 4DP

25th September 8am - 2pm



1st & 2nd

Tamworth Vaccination Centre

B79 7LG

24th September 9am - 5.30pm

25th September 9am - 4.30pm


Pfizer & AZ

1st & 2nd

Norfolk Street Surgery, Shelton Primary Care Centre, 



30th September 2pm - 5pm


Pfizer 1st & 2nd 

Hanley Fire Station 


1st October 10am - 4pm



1st & 2nd

Sandyford Fire Station 


13th October 10:30am - 3:30pm



1st & 2nd


Resources for partners and stakeholders 

Walk in vaccination clinics - resources for social media

In the below toolkit you will find social media messages to share on your channels of all upcoming walk in vaccination clinics.

This toolkit will be updated regularly, please check back regularly for updates.

Walk in vaccination toolkit

Travelling to your COVID-19 Vaccination

The majority of patients, will not be vaccinated at their own GP surgery, but will be asked to go to a local vaccination centre – this may be a GP surgery or somewhere nearby that has been specially adapted to vaccinate large numbers of people.

All of the vaccination sites have car parking provision and are easily accessible via public transport.

Public transport information for Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent can be accessed here

Staffordshire – Plan your journey

Stoke-on-Trent – Plan your journey

If you do not have your own means of transport and cannot access public transport, please make the adviser aware when booking your vaccination appointment and they will be able to  help you to. 

Please do not delay in booking your vaccine appointment when invited, transport will be provided for all residents who need it. 

A full list of the vaccination sites can be found here

If you have any concerns about accessing transport to and from the vaccination site you should speak to the adviser at the time of booking who will be able to assist you.

Where can I get my vaccination from?

In Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, we are working hard to deliver the vaccine to the nationally agreed priortiy groups as quickly as we can, as vaccines supplies are sent to us.

You will be contacted by your GP when it is time to get your vaccine, so please do not call your GP surgery or attend any of the vaccination sites without an appointment.

The majority of patients will not be vaccinated at their own GP surgery, but will be asked to go to a local vaccination centre – this may be a GP surgery or somewhere else that has been specially adapted to vaccinate large numbers of people. Each of our sites have been robustly assured and are following social distancing guidelines to help keep patients and staff safe.

As the vaccine supply increases, we are launching more sites over the coming weeks.

This is the largest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS and will take several months to complete. If you are in the priority groups, please be assured that you will be contacted when the vaccine is available for you. Thank you for your patience. 

Large Vaccination Sites
Pharmacy sites
National booking portal
Community Vaccination sites

Vaccination Map 19 March

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