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Book or manage a 1st or 2nd dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination

Use this service to book a 1st or 2nd dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or manage your appointments.

Who can use this service

A table showing how many doses of the vaccine each age group can book using this service.
Age group Number of doses you'll be able to book using this service
17 years and 9 months old and over 1st and 2nd dose
16 to 17 years and 8 months old 1st dose only
12 to 15 years old 1st dose only

Booking a 2nd dose for eligible children and young people

Some children and young people aged 12 to 17 years and 8 months old are eligible for a 2nd dose, but cannot book it using this service.

You can read more about who is eligible and how to get a 2nd dose:

How to get a 2nd dose for eligible children aged 12 to 15 years old

Some children aged 12 to 15 years old are being offered 2 doses of the vaccine if either:

  • they live with someone who is more likely to get infections
  • they have a condition that means they're at high risk from COVID-19

Read more about who can get a COVID-19 vaccine.

If you think your child is eligible for a 2nd dose but you have not been contacted around 8 weeks after their 1st dose, please speak to their GP surgery.

How to get a 2nd dose for eligible young people aged 16 to 17 years and 8 months old
A table showing which groups of people aged 16 to 17 years and 8 months are eligible for a 2nd dose and how to book it
Eligible groups How to get a 2nd dose
Young people with a condition that means they're at high risk from COVID-19 You’ll be sent a letter reminding you to have your 2nd dose around 8 weeks after your 1st dose. You can take this letter to any walk-in vaccination site from 8 weeks after the day you have your 1st dose. If you do not receive this letter but you think you’re eligible, please contact your GP surgery.
Frontline health and social care workers You can go to any walk-in vaccination site from 8 weeks after the day you have your 1st dose. Please bring proof of your employment such as workplace photo ID, a letter or a payslip from your employer within the last 3 months.
Young people living with someone who is more likely to get infections Please contact your GP surgery.

Read more about who can get a COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

If you cannot book an appointment, please try again later. We're working to open up booking for all eligible 12 to 15 year olds by the end of Friday 22 October 2021.

About booking your vaccine

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait 4 weeks (28 days) before booking. This starts from the date you had the test.

If you're over 17 years and 9 months old and booking a 2nd dose, you need to have it 8 to 12 weeks after getting your 1st dose.

If you're over 17 years and 9 months old and had your 1st dose at a walk-in vaccination centre, you can book your 2nd dose using this service. You'll need to wait 24 hours after your 1st dose before you can book.

Which vaccines will I be offered for my 1st or 2nd dose?

If you've already had a 1st dose, you'll be offered the same vaccine for your 2nd dose.

A table showing which vaccines are offered for each group.
Age group Vaccine types offered
Under 18 Pfizer/BioNTech
18 to 40 Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna
18 to 40 and pregnant Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna
Over 40 Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or Oxford/AstraZeneca
Over 40 and pregnant Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna
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Manage your appointments

If you already have appointments booked, you can:

  • view your appointments
  • cancel or amend your appointments

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

Manage my appointments

Page last reviewed: 20 October 2021
Next review due: 3 November 2021