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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 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.

You can book these online:

  • 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 5 years old and over

How it works

We'll ask you some questions and offer an appointment based on your previous vaccinations and the answers you give us.

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.

1st or 2nd doses

You can use this service to book a 1st or 2nd dose of the vaccine if you or your child are aged 5 years old or over.

Important: Important

If you're booking an appointment and cannot find a convenient site or time, please try again later. More appointments are being added regularly.

You could also try to find a walk-in vaccination site.

When you can book a 2nd dose

You should be able to book a 2nd dose on the day after your 1st dose. If you or your child are:

  • 18 years old or over - you'll be offered 2nd dose appointments from 8 weeks (56 days) after your 1st dose
  • under 18 years old - you'll be offered 2nd dose appointments from 12 weeks (84 days) after your 1st dose.

How to get an earlier 2nd dose if you're under 18 years old and at-risk

If you or your child are under 18 years old and at high risk from COVID-19, you're eligible for a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after your 1st dose.

However, this service will only 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

Advice for children aged 5 to 15 years old and their parents or guardians

A set of resources 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:

Consent to treatment is an important part of the process and staff at the vaccination site will ask for consent before giving the vaccine.

Booster doses and spring boosters

Important: Important

If you've had a booster dose on or after 21 March 2022, please do not book another dose unless you have a weakened immune system.

The NHS will contact you when you need your next dose.

Boosters

You can use this service to book a booster dose if you or your child have not already had a booster and are either:

The appointment dates you'll be offered will start from 3 months (91 days) after your 2nd dose.

Spring boosters

You can use this service to book a spring booster in July or August if you or your child are either:

  • aged 75 years old or over (by 30 June 2022)
  • aged 12 years old or over with a weakened immune system

The appointment dates you'll be offered will start from 3 months (91 days) after your previous dose.

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.

Additional primary doses for people with a severely weakened immune system

Who needs this dose?

People who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their 1st or 2nd dose will be offered an additional primary dose (3rd dose) before their booster.

You can use this service to book an additional primary dose for people with a severely weakened immune system aged 5 years old or over.

Read more about the COVID-19 vaccine for people with a weakened immune system.

Things you'll need to bring

Someone at the site will talk to you and check your evidence to make sure you or your child are eligible.

Examples of things you can bring to show you're eligible include:

  • a letter from your GP or hospital specialist inviting you to get the 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
Information:

If you think you’re eligible but you do not have a suitable letter, prescription or medicine box, you may still be able to receive your vaccination.

When you can book an additional primary dose (3rd dose)

You'll be able to book an additional primary dose (3rd dose) when it’s been 26 days since your 2nd dose.

The appointment dates you'll be offered will start from 8 weeks (56 days) after your 2nd dose.

Advice for children aged 5 to 15 years old and their parents or guardians

A set of resources 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:

Consent to treatment is an important part of the process and staff at the vaccination site will ask for consent before giving the vaccine.

If you or your child have a positive COVID-19 test or symptoms of COVID-19

If you or your child have tested positive for COVID-19, you need to wait a number of weeks before having the vaccine. You need to wait:

  • 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 18 years old or over
  • 12 weeks (84 days) if you or your child are aged 5 to 17 years old
  • 4 weeks (28 days) if you or your child are aged 5 to 17 years old and at high risk from COVID-19, or live with someone who has a weakened immune system

This starts from the date that symptoms started, or the date of the positive test result, whichever was earlier.

If you or your child have symptoms of COVID-19, but have not had a test, wait until the symptoms are better to get a COVID-19 vaccine. You can talk to a healthcare professional at the site about this.

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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.

Manage my appointment

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

Page last reviewed: 27 July 2022
Next review due: 27 August 2022