Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination

Everyone aged 16+ is eligible to have the vaccine. You can get your vaccination at a local walk-in venue or book your appointments online on the NHS website, or by calling 119.

If you’d like to walk in to get your vaccine, you can visit the Vaccinators on tour website to find a venue near you.

Please be aware of coronavirus vaccine scams. Further information is available here.

Walk-in vaccination clinics

Details of planned COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics are available on the Vaccinators on tour website

Planning your journey to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment

There are a number of community transport schemes and taxi firms available to help with transport to vaccination appointments. Please click on the link below to enter your details and find out about transport options available to you.

The form above will take you through to the options available in your local area or direct you to support if you need help to pay for transport to your appointment.

If you need help completing the form, call us on 0345 045 5219 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and we can help you to identify the transport options in your area.

Caring Together is providing free support for carers to attend their COVID-19 vaccination. Find out more on the Caring Together website.

Social Care Staff and Personal Assistants

Help protect yourself. Get your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can.

As a colleague working in frontline health or social care – including those working in the independent and voluntary sector, contracted services, and students and trainees on placements - you are at greater risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Advice for colleagues who have not yet received their first dose

Frontline health and social care workers who have not yet received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, including new colleagues, can access the vaccine by booking online through the national booking service on the NHS website or by ringing 119.

If you were under 40 years old on 30 March 2021, you will not be offered appointments for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. There may be fewer appointments available or you may have to travel further.

Accessing your second dose

National guidance states that the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination will usually be 8 weeks after the first dose. Whilst the first dose of both the Pfizer/BioNTech and the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine offer good levels of protection, to get maximum protection from COVID-19 everyone will need to get a second dose.

If you received your first vaccination dose in a hospital hub or through a local GP-led vaccination service, you will be contacted to arrange your second appointment in due course. Systems are in place to ensure that the NHS contacts you again when the time is right for you to have your second vaccine dose.

However, if it is now at least 8 weeks since you had your first dose and you have not yet received an invitation to have your second vaccine, please do contact the GP you are registered with. Your GP will be able to mark your record to indicate that you need to be contacted to be offered your second dose.

Please support our NHS teams at this time by only contacting your GP if you have not heard from the NHS after at least 8 weeks have passed since your first dose.

If you booked your vaccination appointments through the National Booking Service, you will have been asked to arrange both appointments at the time of booking. You can remind yourself of the time and place of your second dose using the “manage my appointments” section on the NHS website.

Ensuring our fantastic staff are kept safe is an extremely high priority for us, but in addition to that, by getting the vaccine you can protect yourself from the virus so you can continue to be there for your family, friends, and those you care for.

The vaccine is our best defence against this virus, and the key to a return to normal life. It is important to remember that until more people are vaccinated, and the virus is in retreat, we must maintain our efforts to keep ourselves and those we work with safe. Even if you have been vaccinated, it is crucial that we all continue to follow all of the guidance on preventing the spread of the virus in the workplace, and outside of it.

As people who work directly with some of those who are most vulnerable, we have a collective duty both to protect ourselves for their sake, and to lead by example.

So please join us in taking this important step and get your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are invited to. Thank you for your continued hard work for those who count on us.

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