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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.

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.

You can get these at walk-in sites:

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

  • boosters for people aged 16 years old and over

  • 3rd doses and boosters (4th doses) for people with a severely weakened immune system

  • boosters for young people aged 12 to 15 who are at higher risk from COVID-19 or live with someone with a severely weakened immune system

Information:

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.

How long to wait between 1st and 2nd doses

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 aged 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're at higher risk from COVID-19

If you or your child are at higher 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 a frontline health or social care worker aged 16 or 17

If you're a frontline health and social care worker aged 16 or 17 years old, you can get a 2nd dose from a walk-in site if it's been 8 weeks since your 1st dose. You'll need to bring proof of your employment such as workplace photo ID, a letter or a payslip from your employer within the last 3 months.

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:

  • aged 16 years old or over
  • aged 12 to 15 years old and at higher risk from COVID-19
  • aged 12 to 15 years old and live with someone with a severely weakened immune system

If you're aged 12 to 15 years old and at higher risk from COVID-19

If you're aged 12 to 15 years old and have a condition that means you're at higher risk from COVID-19, you, or your parent or guardian, will be sent a letter, text message or email reminding you to get a booster 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 aged 12 to 15 years old and live with someone with a severely weakened immune system

If you're aged 12 to 15 years old and live with someone with a severely weakened immune system you, or your parent or guardian, will be sent a letter, text message or email reminding you to get a booster dose.

You can take this letter, text message or email to any walk-in vaccination site from 3 months (91 days) after the day you have your 2nd dose. Alternatively, you can take a letter from the GP or hospital specialist of the person you live with which states that their household members should receive a booster dose.

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

Doses for people with a severely weakened immune system
Information:

If you have a severely weakened immune system you will be offered 3 doses of the vaccine followed by a booster (4th) dose

3rd doses for people with a severely weakened immune system

You or your child can get the 3rd dose for people with a severely 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.

If you do not have the letter from your GP or hospital specialist, you must bring with you either:

  • a hospital letter that describes the condition or treatment that caused you to have a severely 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 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.

Boosters (4th doses) for people with a severely weakened immune system

If you have had the 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.

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.

Information:

Young people aged 12 to 15 who live with someone with a severely weakened immune system are eligible for a booster dose (for more information, see 'Booster doses').

If you've tested positive for COVID-19

If tested positive for COVID-19, you need to wait a number of weeks before going to a walk-in site. 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 16 to 17 years old
  • 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 12 to 15 years old and at higher 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: 17 January 2022
Next review due: 28 January 2022