People in the groups below can get a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
If you have not booked your appointments yet, you're still eligible and can book anytime.
COVID-19 booster vaccine
Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine.
The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have one.
People aged 18 and over
You can get your 1st and 2nd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if you're aged 18 or over (or will turn 18 within 3 months).
You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service.
Young people aged 16 and 17
The NHS is offering a 1st dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to people aged 16 and 17.
If you will turn 18 within 3 months, you can also get a 2nd dose.
You can book your appointment at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service.
Children aged 12 to 15
All children aged 12 to 15 will be offered a 1st dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Parents and guardians will get a letter with information about when the vaccine will be offered.
Most children will be given their vaccine at school.
Some children are being offered 2 doses of the vaccine if either:
- they live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
- they have a condition that means they're at high risk from COVID-19
Conditions that mean your child may be at high risk
Conditions that mean your child may be at high risk and eligible for 2 doses are:
- a severe problem with the brain or nerves, such as cerebral palsy
- Down's syndrome
- severe or multiple learning disabilities (or they're on the learning disability register)
- a condition that means they're more likely to get infections (such as some genetic conditions or types of cancer)
If your child is eligible for 2 doses of the vaccine, you'll be contacted by a local NHS service such as their GP surgery to arrange their appointments.
People with a weakened immune system
A 3rd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is being offered to people aged 12 and over who had a weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses.
This includes people who had or have:
- a blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)
- a weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
- an organ or bone marrow transplant
- a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections
- a condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a 3rd dose
If you're eligible for a 3rd dose, the NHS will let you know when and where to have the vaccine.
The 3rd vaccine dose for people with a weakened immune system is not a booster dose.