Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine
Everyone aged 5 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
People aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.
People aged 12 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses, will be offered a 3rd dose and a booster (4th dose).
People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, will be offered a spring booster.
How to get your COVID-19 vaccine
You do not need to wait for an invite and can get an appointment right now if you are in one of the following groups:
- 1st and 2nd doses for people aged 5 years old and over
- boosters for people aged 16 years old and over, plus at-risk children aged 12 to 15 years old
- spring boosters for people aged 75 years old and over, plus people aged 12 years old and over with a weakened immune system
- additional primary doses for people with a severely weakened immune system aged 12 years old and over
If you were contacted but have not yet booked your appointments, you are still eligible and should book your appointments as soon as you can.
To get your vaccine you can:
- book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
- find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site to get vaccinated without needing an appointment. There are links to walk-in vaccination services in London further down this page.
- To use a walk-in vaccination service, you do not need to be registered with a GP, and you do not need proof of address to get the first or second dose of your vaccine.
If you cannot book appointments online, you can call 119 free of charge. You can speak to a translator if you need to.
Which vaccine will I be given?
You cannot usually choose which vaccine you have. When you book, you’ll only be offered appointments for vaccines that are suitable for you.
Most people can have any of the COVID-19 vaccines, but some people are only offered certain vaccines.
- if you’re pregnant or under 40 you’ll usually be offered appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines
- if you’re under 18, you’ll only be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
You should have the same vaccine for both doses, unless you had serious side effects (such as a serious allergic reaction) after your 1st dose.
Most people will be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or Moderna vaccine.
This means your booster dose may be different from the vaccine you had for your first 2 doses.
Information about walk-in vaccination services in London boroughs:
North Central London
A full list of walk-in vaccination services in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington can be found here: Walk-in vaccination clinics – North Central London
North East London
A full list of walk-in vaccination services in Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, City and Hackney, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering can be found here: Where to get vaccinated in north east London | North East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk)
North West London
A full list of walk-in vaccination services in Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster can be found here: Vaccine Centres: North West London Clinical Commissioning Groups (nwlondonccg.nhs.uk)
South West London
A full list and map of walk-in vaccination services in Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth can be found here: Walk-in and pop up vaccination clinics – South West London
South East London
A full list of walk-in vaccination services in Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark can be found here: COVID-19 Vaccine Walk-In clinics – NHS South East London