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Getting a COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination is an important part of protecting yourself if you're at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Important: Seasonal COVID-19 vaccinations closed

You can no longer book a spring COVID-19 vaccination online or by calling NHS 119.

The service will reopen later in the year. If your NHS record suggests you may be eligible for a further COVID-19 vaccine, the NHS will contact you.

Seasonal COVID-19 vaccine

You may be able to get a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine this autumn if you're at increased risk from COVID-19 or depending on your age.

Additional vaccines for people with a severely weakened immune system

If you have a health condition or treatment that severely weakens your immune system, you may need additional protection before the autumn. This includes anyone aged 6 months and over.

Your GP or specialist will assess whether you need an additional vaccine. They will make a referral and advise on when to get vaccinated around your planned treatment. They should help you find a local appointment. Speak to your GP or specialist for more information.


If your GP or specialist cannot arrange an appointment for you, you can contact your local NHS service.

Who can have a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine

When seasonal COVID-19 vaccines are available, they will be offered to people who are at increased risk from COVID-19.

How to get a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine

The NHS will contact you if your NHS record suggests you may be eligible for a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine.

When they're available, there will be different ways to get a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine:

  • booking online
  • going to a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site
  • through a local NHS service, such as a GP surgery
  • through your care home

Page last reviewed: 21 March 2023
Next review due: 21 March 2026