The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
If you turn 18 in the next three months, you can now book your appointment via the NHS website Book a vaccine appointment
It’s quick and easy, so get your vaccine if you can and know that you are keeping you and your loved ones safe.
You can also get your jab at a walk-in clinic or at the vaccine bus without an appointment
If you've had your 1st dose at a walk-in centre, you can book your 2nd dose on the NHS website. You'll need to wait 24 hours after your 1st dose before you can book.
If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you should wait four weeks (28 days) from the date you had the test before you book an appointment.
If you are aged 16 or 17 you can get your 1st dose of a COVID-19 vaccine – but the NHS will contact you when it's your turn. You'll be invited to a local NHS service such as a GP surgery. You cannot currently book your appointment online.
Please note: Some walk-in sites in the region are offering jabs to those aged 16 and 17 and more will be opening in coming weeks.
You can book you vaccine on the NHS website now if any of the following apply:
You must be registered with a GP surgery before you book a vaccine. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.
Unfortunately, some people are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination. Please remember, the vaccine is only available from the NHS and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn.
The NHS will:
NEVER ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine - this would result in a charge being applied to your phone bill
NEVER ask for payment for the vaccine or for your bank details
NEVER arrive announced at a person's home offering a vaccination particularly in exchange for payment.
You can still be vaccinated against COVID-19 if:
COVID-19 vaccines are recommended in pregnancy by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), the Royal College of Midwives and the NHS.
Vaccination is the best way to protect against the known risks of COVID-19 in pregnancy for both women and babies, including admission of the woman to intensive care and premature birth of the baby.
Read the latest advice and Q&A from the Royal College of Midwives here:
Please speak to your GP, health visitor or your maternity team if you would like more advice. The decision whether to have the vaccination in pregnancy is your choice but it is strongly advised.