Vaccine eligibility

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) decides the order in which people should be vaccinated. Everyone needs two vaccinations to offer the best protection against Covid. Your second Covid vaccine dose, must be a minimum of 8 weeks since your first vaccine.

The vaccine is currently being offered to the following groups: 

  • Everyone aged 16 or over
  • Some children aged 12 to 15 who have a higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 or who live with someone at high risk of catching it

To get your first or second vaccination you can go to one of our drop-in clinics without making an appointment. Details of all of our drop-in clinics can be found here.

You can also book an appointment at a large vaccination site or a community pharmacy through the national booking centre: Book a coronavirus vaccination - NHS ( If you cannot use the website, you can phone 119 free of charge, 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can ask someone else to do this for you and interpreters are available on request or you can use text phone 18001 119 or the NHS British Sign Language interpreter service at

Please do not attend pre-booked appointments or walk-in clinics if you have any symptoms of Covid, including a new continuous cough, a high temperature (above 37.8) or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell. If you do have symptoms, you must self-isolate and book a PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test by ringing 119 or visit: Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS (