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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine:

The vaccines approved for use in the UK have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

 

Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine? 

COVID-19 vaccines are available for:

  • everyone aged 16 or over
  • all children aged 12 to 15 will be offered a 1st dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (including children who turn 12 on the date of vaccination)

Some children aged 12 to 15 are being offered 2 doses of the vaccine if either:

  • they live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • they have a condition that means they’re at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

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

How to get your COVID-19 vaccine 

The COVID-19 vaccines currently available are given in 2 doses. You usually have the 2nd dose 8 to 12 weeks after the 1st dose.

If you’re over 18 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.

BOOKING YOUR 2ND DOSE

You’ll usually need to book a 2nd dose for 8 to 12 weeks after your 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 have 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.

Other Helpful Links:

Read about the approved Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 by MHRA on GOV.UK

Read about the approved AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria vaccine for COVID-19 by MHRA on GOV.UK

Read about the approved Moderna/Spikevax vaccine for COVID-19 by MHRA on GOV.UK

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

(Updated 25/11/2021)