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Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site

If you live in England, you can use this service to find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site. You can get a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from a walk-in site without an appointment.

Who can use a walk-in site

You do not need to be registered with a GP to use a walk-in vaccination site.

You can get these at walk-in sites:

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You cannot get any other doses at walk-in sites, but we'll update this page whenever new groups are able to get vaccinations at walk-in sites.

Read more about vaccinations at walk-in sites

1st and 2nd doses

You can get a 1st or 2nd dose from a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site if you or your child are aged 12 years old or over.

If you're aged 18 years old or over

If you're aged 18 years old or over you can get a 2nd dose from a walk-in site if it's been 8 weeks (56 days) since your 1st dose.

If you or your child are under 18 years old

If you or your child are under 18 years old you can get a 2nd dose from a walk-in site if it's been 12 weeks (84 days) since your first dose.

If you or your child are at high risk from COVID-19 you can get a 2nd dose at a walk-in site from 8 weeks (56 days) after your first dose. You'll need to bring a letter from your GP or hospital specialist that says you're eligible for a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after your 1st dose.

If you're 16 or 17 years old and a frontline health or social care worker

If you're 16 or 17 years old and a frontline health and social care worker, you can get a 2nd dose from a walk-in site if it's been 8 weeks since 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.

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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 the vaccination site. 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.

Not every vaccination site is available for 12 to 15 year olds. More sites will become available over time. If you cannot find a site near you, please try again at a later date.

12 to 15 year olds are also being offered the COVID-19 vaccine through schools or you can book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment online if you're registered with a GP surgery in England.

3rd doses for people with a weakened immune system

You or your child can get the 3rd dose for people with a weakened immune system from a walk-in site if all of these apply:

  • you or your child have received a letter from your GP or hospital specialist inviting you for a 3rd dose
  • you or your child are aged 12 years old or over
  • it's been 8 weeks since your 2nd dose, unless the letter from your GP or hospital doctor says otherwise

If you have your letter you can get your 3rd dose from any walk-in site offering boosters. You must take your letter with you. Please also check that the site is offering vaccines for your or your child's age group.

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

  • a hospital letter that describes the condition or treatment that caused you to have a weakened immune system
  • a prescription or a medicine box with your name and the date showing when the medicine was prescribed

These must show that you had a 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.

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 the vaccination site. 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.

Not every vaccination site is available for 12 to 15 year olds. More sites will become available over time. If you cannot find a site near you, please try again at a later date.

12 to 15 year olds are also being offered the COVID-19 vaccine through schools or you can book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment online if you're registered with a GP surgery in England.

Booster doses

You can get a booster dose from a walk-in site if it's been 3 months (91 days) since your 2nd dose and you're either:

If you're 16 or 17 years old and at higher risk from COVID-19

If you're 16 or 17 years old and have a condition that means you're at higher risk from COVID-19, you’ll be sent a letter, text message or email reminding you to have your booster dose at least 3 months (91 days) after your 2nd dose.

You can take this letter, text message or email, or a letter from your GP or hospital specialist about your health condition, to any walk-in vaccination site from 3 months (91 days) after the day you have your 2nd dose.

If you do not receive a letter, text message or email but you think you’re eligible, please contact your GP surgery.

If you're 16 or 17 years old and a frontline health or social care worker

If you're 16 or 17 years old and a frontline health and social care worker, you can also get a booster dose from a walk-in site.

Please bring proof of your employment such as workplace photo ID, a letter or a payslip from your employer within the last 3 months.

If you've had the 3rd dose for people with a weakened immune system

If you've had the 3rd dose for people with a weakened immune system, you'll be eligible for a booster dose from 3 months (91 days) after your 3rd dose.

If you have a letter from your GP or hospital specialist inviting you for a 3rd dose, or a booster dose following your 3rd dose, you can attend any walk-in site offering boosters. You must take your letter with you.

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait a number of weeks before getting any dose of 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're aged 12 to 17 years old
  • 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.

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Booking a COVID-19 vaccination appointment

If you or your child are aged 12 years old you can also book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment online.

You need to be registered with a GP surgery in England.

Page last reviewed: 23 December 2021
Next review due: 4 January 2022