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Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination

Use this service to book a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine or manage an appointment.

Who can use this service

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

You can book these online:

  • 1st and 2nd doses for people aged 12 years old and over

  • boosters for people aged 16 years old and over

  • 3rd doses for people with a severely weakened immune system aged 16 years old and over

Information:

You cannot book any other doses using this service, but we’ll update this page whenever new groups are able to book vaccinations online.

Read more about booking a dose online:

1st and 2nd dose information

You can use this service to book a 1st and 2nd dose of the vaccine if you or your child are aged 12 years old or over.

If you've already had your 1st dose, you can still book a 2nd dose using this service.

If you're aged 18 years old or over

If you're 18 years old or over and booking a 2nd dose using this service, you'll be offered appointments from 8 weeks after your 1st dose.

If you or your child are under 18 years old

If you or your child are under 18 years old and booking a 2nd dose using this service, you'll be offered appointments from 12 weeks after your 1st dose.

If you or your child are at high risk from COVID-19, you're eligible for a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after your 1st dose. This service will offer you appointments from 12 weeks after your 1st dose. To get your 2nd dose from 8 weeks, please either:

  • contact your GP surgery
  • go to a walk-in site with a letter from a GP that says you're eligible for a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after your 1st dose
Information:

Advice for children aged 12 to 15 years old and their parents or guardians

A set of COVID-19 vaccination resources for children and young people are available on GOV.UK in a variety of languages, Braille and Easy Read. These resources are to help children, young people and their parents or guardians make a decision about whether to get vaccinated.

There's also a list of pre-screening questions on GOV.UK to help you and your child consider what is likely to be asked at your appointment. You do not need to complete this before you go.

Consent to treatment is an important part of the process. A consent form is available on GOV.UK to help you and your child discuss this decision, but you do not need to print or bring the form with you. Staff at the vaccination site will ask for consent before giving the vaccine.

Booster dose information

You can use this service to book a booster dose of the vaccine if both of these apply:

  • you're aged 16 years old or over
  • it's been 2 months (61 days) since your 2nd dose - you'll be offered appointment dates from 3 months (91 days) after your 2nd dose
3rd dose and booster (4th dose) information for people with a severely weakened immune system

The 3rd dose is for people who had a severely weakened immune system when they received their 1st or 2nd dose.

The vaccine may not have given them as much protection as it can for people who did not have a severely weakened immune system.

If you've had a 3rd dose for people with a severely weakened immune system, you'll be eligible for a booster (4th dose) from 3 months (91 days) after your 3rd dose. You cannot book boosters (4th doses) using this service yet, but your GP or hospital specialist will invite you when it's due.

If you're booking a 3rd dose

You can use this service to book a 3rd dose if all of these apply:

  • you’ve received a letter from your GP or hospital specialist inviting you to book a 3rd dose for people with a severely weakened immune system
  • you’re aged 16 years old or over
  • it’s been at least 8 weeks (56 days) since your 2nd dose

You’ll need to bring the letter with you to your appointment.

If you do not have a letter

If you do not have a letter from your GP or hospital specialist inviting you for a 3rd dose, you must bring either:

  • a hospital letter that describes the condition or treatment that caused you to have a severely weakened immune system at the time of your 1st or 2nd dose
  • a prescription or a medicine box with your name and the date showing when the medicine was prescribed - this must show that you had a severely weakened immune system at the time of your 1st or 2nd dose

A clinician at the site will check to make sure that you’re eligible for a 3rd dose.

Important

If you do not bring a letter, prescription or medicine box that shows you had a severely weakened immune system when you had your 1st or 2nd dose, you will not be able to receive a 3rd dose of the vaccine at your appointment.

If you think you’re eligible for a 3rd dose but you do not have a suitable letter, prescription or medicine box, please contact your GP or hospital specialist.

If you or your child are under 16 years old

3rd doses at walk-in sites

If you or your child are under 16 years old and eligible for a 3rd dose, you can take one of these things to any walk-in vaccination site that is offering 3rd doses:

  • a letter from your GP or hospital specialist inviting you to book a 3rd dose for people with a severely weakened immune system
  • a hospital letter that describes the condition or treatment that caused you to have a severely weakened immune system at the time of your 1st or 2nd dose
  • a prescription or a medicine box with your name and the date showing when the medicine was prescribed - this must show that you had a severely weakened immune system at the time of your 1st or 2nd dose

You must take your evidence with you to the walk-in site. Please also check that the site is offering vaccines for your or your child’s age group.

Boosters (4th doses) at walk-in sites

If you or your child are eligible for a booster (4th dose), you can go to any walk-in vaccination site that is offering boosters if you have a letter from a GP or hospital specialist inviting you for either a 3rd dose or a booster (4th dose) for people with a severely weakened immune system.

You must take your letter with you to the walk-in site. Please also check that the site is offering vaccines for your or your child’s age group.

About booking your vaccine

We'll ask you some questions and offer an appointment for a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, based on your previous vaccinations and the answers you give us.

If you have not had any doses of the vaccine yet and you're aged 18 years old or over, you'll be able to book both your 1st and 2nd dose appointments at the same time.

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait before getting any dose of the vaccine. You need to:

  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 18 years old or over
  • wait 12 weeks (84 days) if you're aged 12 to 17 years old
  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 12 to 17 years old and at high-risk from COVID-19

This starts from the date you had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if you did not have any symptoms.

Please choose a suitable appointment date when booking. You can also cancel and rebook an existing appointment for a later date if needed.

Information:

You can book for someone else, such as your child or someone you care for, if you have their consent. You'll need to enter their details when booking.

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Manage your appointment

If you already have an appointment booked, you can:

  • view your appointment
  • cancel or amend your appointment

We'll ask you some questions first, so we can find your booking.

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About using this service

By using this service, you're agreeing to our terms of use and privacy policy.

You can use this service for someone else if they give you permission.

If you put someone's details in without their consent:

  • you'll be breaching the terms of use for this service
  • you may be committing a criminal offence

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