Am I eligible?

You are now eligible for a free coronavirus vaccine if:

  1. You’re aged 40 or over
  2. You’ll turn 40 before July 1 2021
  3. You’re at high risk from Covid-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  4. You have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  5. You have a learning disability
  6. You’re an eligible frontline health or social care worker
  7. You get a Carer’s Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you’re a carer

Some exceptions: 

  • If you’re an eligible unpaid carer but you cannot book an appointment, speak to your GP surgery
  • If you’ve had a positive Covid-19 test, you should wait four weeks from the date you had the test before you book an appointment

  • If you were under 30 years old on March 30 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

  • If you’re pregnant, speak to a healthcare professional from your maternity team or GP surgery before booking. It’s preferable for you to have the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, which are not available at all vaccination sites

How do I book if I am eligible?

You need to click here to access the NHS vaccine booking system.

The website will then take you through the booking process and you can select the date, time and location of your first and second dose. 

How will I be invited to get the vaccine?

The NHS will contact you when you are eligible for the vaccine and you will be invited to make an appointment.

If you are registered to a GP, you will be contacted by your surgery either over the phone, by text, email or post, in order to book in to receive a vaccine at your local vaccination centre.

You can still register at a GP surgery if you are not already registered to one, and it is advised that you make sure that your contact details are up to date to ensure that there are no delays. 

However, if you are over 50 and have still not taken up an offer of the vaccine, the government urges you to contact your GP. 

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