Children aged 5-11 are now eligible for the COVID vaccine. Spring booster vaccines are also being offered for those aged 75 and over, care home residents and people with weakened immune systems (12 and over).

Eligible people will be contacted by the NHS when it is their turn to be vaccinated and for boosters, it’s around six months on from their initial booster. Once invited, people will be able to book their appointment through the National Booking System or at a GP vaccination service if they have been contacted by their practice.

For more information see GOV.UK.

What you can do to help

You can really help us by doing the following:

  • Follow guidance on wearing NHS masks in NHS buildings.
  • Following national guidelines for the public (see GOV.UK).

 

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About the national booking system

If the NHS has asked you book your jab at a Vaccination Centre, you can log on to the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination to book your jab. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, postcode and ideally your NHS number.

If you're unable to book online, you can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week, or you can get someone to do this for you. The phone line has interpreters and a British Sign Language facility on request.

As part of the booking process, you will be asked to:
• have two doses of the coronavirus vaccination at two appointments;
• book both appointments at the same time;
• if you've had both doses and are eligible for a booster jab, you can book this three months after your second dose.

You will be asked to provide details of your identity at the time of booking, when you arrive for your appointment and before you are vaccinated.

The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to book your jab.

If you are unable to leave the house to travel to where you are offered an appointment and cannot arrange for someone to help you, your local NHS services will be in contact with you.

If you receive a letter and already have an appointment booked to have your vaccine, you don’t need to do anything, just attend your scheduled appointment.

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