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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 book online?

You can book a vaccine online 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 anyone aged 5 years old and over, who turned 5 on or before 31 August 2022

  • 1st and 2nd doses for anyone aged 5 years old and over who is at high risk from COVID-19, or who has (or lives with someone who has) a weakened immune system

  • additional primary doses for anyone aged 5 years old and over who has (or lives with someone who has) a severely weakened immune system

  • 1st booster for anyone aged 16 years old and over, plus at-risk children aged 12 to 15 years old

  • a seasonal booster (autumn booster) for some people, including people over 50 and some who are at higher risk (see 1st booster and seasonal booster to find out who can get seasonal boosters)

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 get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from a walk-in site if you are aged 5 years old or over, and turned 5 on or before 31 August 2022.

Children who turned 5 on or after 1 September 2022 can only get a 1st and 2nd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if they're either:

  • at high risk due to a health condition or because of a weakened immune system
  • living with someone who has a weakened immune system

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.

1st booster and seasonal booster

1st booster

A 1st booster can be booked online if you or your child have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination course (1st and 2nd dose, plus an additional primary dose if you have a severely weakened immune system) and are either:

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

Seasonal boosters

A seasonal booster (autumn booster) can be booked online for anyone who is:

  • aged 50 or over
  • pregnant
  • aged 5 and over and at high risk due to a health condition
  • aged 5 and over and at high risk because of a weakened immune system
  • aged 5 and over and lives with someone who has a weakened immune system
  • aged 16 and over and is a carer, either paid or unpaid
  • a frontline health and social care worker

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

Children aged 5 to 15

You cannot book seasonal booster (autumn booster) appointments for some children aged 5 to 15 years old online, including for those who live with someone with a weakened immune system.

You need to go to a walk-in vaccination site or book an appointment at a GP surgery.

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.

What to do if you or your child have COVID-19 symptoms, or you are ill

If you have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID- 19. Or if you are ill, you should wait until you are better before you attend your vaccine appointment.

You should ideally wait:

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

This starts from the date your symptoms of COVID-19 started, or you became ill. If you arrive at your appointment and you are ill, you may not be able to have your vaccine, and asked to book again.

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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: 14 October 2022
Next review due: 22 November 2022