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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.

Latest JCVI guidance

The NHS is working on plans to offer:

  • a booster dose to everyone aged 18 years old and over
  • a booster dose to people aged 16 years old and over with a severely weakened immune system
  • booster doses from 3 months after the previous dose - currently it's from 6 months after the previous dose
  • a 2nd dose to all children aged 12 to 15 years old who are not already eligible

Please note that this is not yet available.

We'll update this page once the service is updated. Please wait to be contacted by the NHS.

Who can use a walk-in site

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

You can read more about who is eligible to get a 1st dose, 2nd dose, 3rd dose for people with a weakened immune system or booster dose from a walk-in site:

Who can get a 1st dose from a walk-in site

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

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

If you or your child have had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait 4 weeks (28 days) before getting a 1st dose if you're either:

If you or your child are under 18 years old and not at higher risk from COVID-19, you need to wait 12 weeks before getting a 1st dose after a positive COVID-19 test.

This starts from the date you had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if you did not have any symptoms.

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.

Who can get a 2nd dose from a walk-in site

People aged 18 years old and over

You can get a 2nd dose from a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site if it's been 8 weeks since your 1st dose and you're aged 18 years old or over.

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test

If you're 18 years old or over and you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait 4 weeks (28 days) before getting your 2nd dose.

This starts from the date you had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if you did not have any symptoms.

Young people aged 16 and 17 years old

You can get a 2nd dose from a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site if it's been 12 weeks since your 1st dose and you're aged 16 or 17 years old.

You can get your 2nd dose earlier, from 8 weeks after your 1st dose, if you either:

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test

If you're 16 or 17 years old and you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to either:

  • wait 12 weeks before getting a 2nd dose
  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) before getting a 2nd dose if you're 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.

Health and social care workers

If you're 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.

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test

If you're a frontline health or social care worker and you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait 4 weeks (28 days) before getting a 2nd dose.

This starts from the date you had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if you did not have any symptoms.

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:

If your child is at high risk from COVID-19, they'll be sent a letter reminding them to have a 2nd dose around 8 weeks after their 1st dose. You can take this letter to a walk-in site from 8 weeks after the day they have their 1st dose. Please also check that the site is offering vaccines for your child's age group.

If your child lives with someone who is more likely to get infections, please contact their GP surgery about getting a 2nd dose.

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.

If your child has had a positive COVID-19 test

If your child is eligible for a 2nd dose and they've had a positive COVID-19 test, they need to wait 4 weeks (28 days) before getting their 2nd dose.

This starts from the date they had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if they did not have any symptoms.

Who can get a 3rd dose from a walk-in site

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 doctor, 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

Please take your letter to any walk-in site that is offering a 3rd dose for people with a weakened immune system. Please also check that the site is offering vaccines for your or your child's age group.

Important

You must have a letter from your GP or hospital doctor. If you do not bring the letter, you will not be able to receive your 3rd dose at the walk-in site.

If you have not received a letter but you think you're eligible for a 3rd dose, please contact your GP or hospital doctor.

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test

If you're eligible for a 3rd dose and you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait 4 weeks (28 days) before getting a 3rd dose.

This starts from the date you had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if you did not have any symptoms.

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.

Who can get a booster dose from a walk-in site

You can get a booster dose from a walk-in site if it's been 6 months (182 days) since your 2nd dose and you're either:

If you 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 6 months (182 days) after your 2nd dose.

You can take this letter, text message or email, or a letter from your GP or consultant about your health condition, to any walk-in vaccination site from 6 months (182 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've had a positive COVID-19 test

If you're eligible for a booster dose and you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait 4 weeks (28 days) before getting a booster dose.

This starts from the date you had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if you did not have any symptoms.

Health and social care workers

If you're 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 a positive COVID-19 test

If you're a frontline health and social care worker and you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait 4 weeks (28 days) before getting a booster dose.

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 or over you can also book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment online.

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

Page last reviewed: 29 November 2021
Next review due: 6 December 2021