The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination.
The vaccine is being offered at larger vaccination centres, pharmacies and some local NHS services such as hospitals or GP surgeries.
More people are being offered the vaccine every week.
Book now if you're eligible
You can do not need to wait to be contacted if any of the following apply:
- you are aged 56 or over
- you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- you are an eligible frontline health or social care worker
- you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- you have a learning disability
- you are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus
You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or a pharmacy that provides COVID-19 vaccinations.
By letter, text or email
If you're invited to have your vaccination at a larger vaccination centre or at a pharmacy, you may get a letter.
If you're invited to have your vaccination at a local centre such as a hospital or GP surgery, you'll usually get a text or email. You may sometimes get a letter.
You can choose to go to a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service. More places are opening all the time.
Spotting a scam
The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge on the NHS.
The NHS will never ask for:
- your bank account or card details
- your pin or banking password
- copies of personal documents to prove your identity such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips
If you think you have been a victim of fraud or identify theft, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
If you have received a letter but not booked an appointment
You may get a phone call from the NHS Immunisation Management Service. This call will be from 0300 561 0240.
This will be a reminder to book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
The person you speak to will see if you need any help and support.