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COVID-19 Vaccination

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

As per the Government’s latest announcement, the NHS is working on plans to offer:

  • booster doses from 3 months after the previous dose - currently it's from 6 months after the previous dose
    • a booster dose to everyone aged 18 years old and over
    • a booster dose to people aged 16 years old and over with a severely weakened immune system
  • a 2nd dose to all children aged 12 to 15 years old who are not already eligible

Please note that this is not yet available.

We'll update this page once more information is available.

We are working as fast as we can to increase the number of booked appointments. Your local NHS will be sending direct invitations to all patients based on the above criteria. Currently, the national booking system and walk-in vaccination clinics are not accepting 18-39 year olds.

Please wait to be contacted by the NHS. For more information, please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

 

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First and second dose COVID-19 vaccines for those over 18 Everyone over the age of 18 is now able to have their COVID-19 vaccinations. If you have not had your first or second COVID-19 vaccine there is still time to do so. You can use one of the walk-in vaccination sites, or book an appointment here or by calling 119.

Second Covid-19 doses for 16-17 year olds From no later than 22 November, those aged 16-17 will be eligible for a second dose, 12 weeks after their first. Nationally, nearly two-thirds in this age group (787,908) have now had their first dose. The Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine is the only vaccine authorised for those aged 16 and 17.

The NHS will continue to contact people directly to let them know when it is their turn to get their second dose. The NHS plans to open the National Booking Service and make second doses available to newly eligible 16-17s no later than Monday 22nd November. From the same time, people this age will also be able to make a booking by calling 119, or to use the NHS online vaccine walk-in finder to find one of hundreds of convenient sites across the country that require no appointment. The finder shows which doses are offered at each location and to which age groups.

Booster Covid-19 jabs - who is eligible? The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that the following people should be offered a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults
  • all adults aged 40 years or over (booking expected by beginning of week commencing 22 November but not offered currently)
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all those aged 16 to 39 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers
  • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals

The JCVI advises that the booster vaccine dose should be offered no earlier than six months after completion of the first course of vaccination. 

If I am eligible and over the age of 50, how can I book? People who are eligible for flu jabs and COVID-19 boosters will be invited by the NHS to attend vaccine clinics. This invitation could be via text message, phone call or a letter.

What does pre-booking a booster dose at 5 months mean? If it has been 5months since your second covid-19 vaccinations and you would like to pre-book your booster dose so your appointment slot is ready as soon as you are eligible, you can do this by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/book-or-manage-a-booster-dose-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine/ or calling 119. This means you are pre-booking your appointment time for 6 months after your second dose, in line with the national JCVI guidance.  

COVID-19 and flu vaccines for children

The school immunization team have been offering children aged 12 to15 both the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the flu vaccination. If your child missed the opportunity, you can still book at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119. More information about who is eligible for the covid-19 vaccination visit: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 - NHS (www.nhs.uk) or Child flu vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk) for the children’s flu jab. 

Parents of unvaccinated 12-15 year olds can find local sites online via the walk-in finder to search for their nearest centre.

Join the millions already vaccinated and join #peoplelikeme

  • Across the UK, over 42 million people have been vaccinated with two doses of the covid-19 vaccine.
  • Across the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS) we have administered more than 1,000,000 doses!

The vaccine is being offered at large vaccination centres, some pharmacies and local vaccination services and more people are taking up the offer every week. Find your local walk in vaccination centre here Walk-in vaccination clinics | Frimley Health and Care

If you have had your vaccine, use ‘#peoplelikeme’ to tell us what motivated you to get vaccinated!

Otherwise, use ‘#peoplelikeme’ to tell us why you can’t wait to have yours!

 

Coronavirus vaccine priority groups advice

The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK