The following people are eligible for Covid-19 Vaccinations:
- 1st and 2nd doses for people aged 5 years old and over
- Boosters for people aged 16 years old and over, plus at-risk children aged 12 to 15 years old
- People aged 5 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses, will be offered a 3rd dose before any booster doses.
- Autumn boosters for people aged 50 years old and over, those at high risk from COVID-19 including immunosuppressed, carers, pregnant women, frontline health and social care workers. Other eligible groups should wait to be contacted by the NHS.
If eligible, the quickest and easiest way to arrange an Autumn booster vaccination is online via the National Booking Service. Alternatively you can find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site to get vaccinated without needing an appointment or ring 119. There is no need to contact your GP practice.
Please be aware the practice is not providing Covid booster vaccinations and will not be issuing any letters of eligibility to patients, this will be managed centrally. We are unable to make the appointment for you.
First, Second and Booster Vaccinations
It’s never too late to get your Covid-19 vaccination. Vaccination is one of your most effective defences against Covid-19.
You can arrange your first, second or booster vaccination:
Household contacts of an immuno-suppressed patient are eligible for a Covid-19 booster vaccination. Please note that you will not be able to book this via the National Booking Service, therefore we advise patients to attend a walk-in centre with the original letter that was sent to you showing that household contacts are eligible. Please be aware we will NOT be issuing new letters for the purpose of obtaining boosters.
How long should I wait after testing positive for Covid-19 before getting my next vaccination?
If you have had a positive Covid-19 test and are due another vaccination, you will need to wait before getting your next dose:
- aged 18 years old or over – wait 4 weeks (28 days)
- aged 5 to 17 years old – wait 12 weeks (84 days)
- if you or your child are aged 5 to 17 years old and at high-risk from COVID-19, or live with someone who has a weakened immune system – wait 4 weeks (28 days)
This starts from the date that symptoms started, or the date of the positive test result, whichever was earlier.
If you or your child have symptoms of COVID-19, but have not had a test, wait until the symptoms are better to get a COVID-19 vaccine. You can talk to a healthcare professional at the site about this.
Covid-19 vaccinations given overseas
Patients who have received one or more Covid-19 vaccinations overseas and haven’t yet been able to get them validated by the NHS can attend a walk-in clinic with evidence of their overseas vaccination and they will be given their next dose. This doesn’t negate the need for the overseas vaccinations to be validated in order for them to show on a Covid-19 Pass but it does mean that your next dose can be given without waiting for the validation.