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Book a coronavirus vaccination

Use this service to book a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination.

You will need to:

  • have 2 doses of the coronavirus vaccination at 2 appointments
  • book both appointments at the same time
  • get the 2nd dose 11 to 12 weeks after getting your 1st dose

Who can use this service

You can only use this service if you have received a letter inviting you to book your vaccination appointments.

The vaccination is currently being offered in the following order to:

  • people aged 80 or over
  • people aged 70 or over
  • people who are high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable)

Letters are being sent out every week – you might not get your letter straight away.

You also need to be registered with a GP surgery in England. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.

You can use this service for someone else.

Wait to be contacted

The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.

What happens at your appointment

Your appointment should take 30 to 45 minutes.

This will include:

  • being checked in using your booking reference numbers
  • answering questions about your medical history
  • having the vaccination

You may be asked to wait for around 15 minutes after having the vaccination. This is in the unlikely event you have a reaction to the vaccine.

Before you start

You will be asked for your NHS number.

This is a 10 digit number you can find on the letter you received inviting you to book your vaccination appointments. For example, 485 777 3546.

If you do not know your NHS number you can still book an appointment.

By using this service you are agreeing to our terms of use and privacy policy.

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Page last reviewed: 8 January 2021
Next review due: 22 January 2021