Vaccination programme

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.

The NHS is doing an excellent job at getting the COVID-19 vaccine and booster programme rolled out. The vaccine is being delivered in hundreds of hospital hubs, local GP-led services, pharmacies and care homes.

Book or manage a COVID-19 vaccination

You can use this service if you're registered with a GP surgery in England. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.

  • 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
  • spring boosters for people aged 75 years old and over, plus people aged 12 years old and over with a weakened immune system
  • additional primary doses for people with a severely weakened immune system aged 12 years old and over

Find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site

You can get a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from a walk-in site without an appointment.

You do not need to be registered with a GP to use a walk-in vaccination site.

Types of COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccines currently approved for use in the UK are:

  • Moderna vaccine
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

You cannot usually choose which vaccine you have. When you book, you'll only be offered appointments for vaccines that are suitable for you.

Don't fall victim to a vaccine scam

There have been reports of scams circulating relating to the vaccination, please remember the following:

  • the vaccine is free of charge
  • the NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details
  • the NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password
  • the NHS will never arrive unannounced to your home to administer the vaccine
  • the NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk

Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726, which is free of charge

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

A leaflet has been created to help you identify scams and protect yourself against them.

The following links provide further information from the NHS website.

➡️ COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15

➡️ COVID-19 vaccines side effects and safety

➡️ Health conditions and COVID-19 vaccination

➡️ Pregnancy, breastfeeding, fertility and COVID-19 vaccination

➡️ What happens at your COVID-19 vaccination appointment