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
- Everyone aged 12 and over, and some children aged 5 to 11, can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- People aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.
- People aged 12 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses, will be offered a 3rd dose and a booster (4th dose).
- People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, will be offered a spring booster.
NHS Vaccines can be given in some hospitals, pharmacies, GP surgeries and at vaccination centres.
Transport to your COVID-19 Vaccination appointment
NHS staff are doing an incredible job to deliver what is the largest vaccination programme in our history, at the same time as continuing to be there for everyone who needs care. You can really help the NHS deliver this effectively to those who need it most. Their asks are:
- Please attend your booked appointments at exactly the time you are asked to, so that we can avoid lengthy queues;
- and whether you have had your vaccine or not, please continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives.