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COVID-19 vaccine

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective and give you the best protection against COVID-19.

The Covid-19 booster vaccine will help improve the protection provided by the first two doses of the vaccine and give people longer term protection and minimise the risk of become seriously ill this winter.

  • People aged 12 and over can get a first and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Anybody aged 16 and over can get a Covid-19 booster dose three months after their second vaccine dose.

More information can be found at www.nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine.

 

How to get your vaccine 

Booking through the NHS portal

If you or your child is aged 12 years old or over, you can book vaccine appointments online on the NHS website or by calling 119.

Attend a local walk-in vaccine clinic

Details of walk-in vaccination clinics in Staffordshire can be found on the NHS National Booking System and on the Together We're Better website.

 

How to get your booster

Booking through the NHS portal

If you're 16 or over and had your second dose two months ago, you can book your vaccine online or by calling 119.

Attend a local walk-in vaccine clinic

If you're 16 or over, you can attend a local walk-in clinic to get your booster if it has been three months since you had your second dose.

 

Where to get your COVID-19 vaccine

 

Who is eligible for the Covid vaccine and booster vaccine?

Covid-19 vaccine (1st or 2nd dose)

Everyone aged 12 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the vaccine. If you are eligible, you do not need an NHS invite to book or attend a walk-in.   

  • Children aged 12 to 15 can get their second vaccine dose if it's been more than 12 weeks since their first vaccine dose. 
  • Most people aged 16 or 17 should have their second dose from 12 weeks after their first dose.
  • People aged 18 or over should have their second dose from eight weeks after their first dose. 

Covid-19 booster vaccine

People aged 16 or over can get a booster dose once three months has passed since their second dose, but they can pre-book their booster appointment if it has been two months since their second dose. 

Other groups who are eligible for a booster include:

  • you are a frontline health or social care worker
  • you live or work in a care home
  • you are aged 16 or over and are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
  • you are aged 16 or over and live with someone who has a weakened immune system (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Pregnant women who are in 1 of the eligible groups

Book your booster vaccination appointment or search for a local walk-in clinic offering the booster.

 

If you've had a positive Covid-19 test

If you've had a positive Covid-19 test, you need to wait before getting any dose of the vaccine. You need to:

  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 18 years old or over
  • wait 12 weeks (84 days) if you're aged 12 to 17 years old
  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 12 to 17 years old and 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.

 

Further information

Advice in other languages

Visit gov.uk for vaccination information in other languages.

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