Everyone aged 16 or over can now get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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 will be offered the vaccine as well.
If you are over 18, you do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS.
If you were contacted but have not booked your appointments, you’re still eligible and can book your appointment.
The COVID-19 vaccines currently available are given in two doses to adults over 18. You usually have the second dose 8 to 12 weeks after the first dose.
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 also links to walk-in vaccination services across the South East 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?
AstraZeneca is usually offered to people who are over 40.
Pfizer or Moderna are usually offered to people who are under 40, are pregnant, or have certain medical conditions.
When can I get my second dose?
Everyone over the age of 18 needs two doses of the vaccine. Second doses will be given no sooner than 8 weeks after your first dose. This is to give you maximum protection against COVID-19. All vaccination centres are expected to follow this guidance and cannot provide second doses earlier, except where there are clinical reasons. At the moment, 16-17 year olds are being offered one dose of the vaccine.
I’m 16 or 17 years old, how do I get my vaccine?
The NHS is vaccinating people who are 16 and 17 with a single dose of the jab at GP and walk-in sites. Please check your local area’s webpage below for details of the sites offering the vaccine to 16 and 17 year olds, or wait to be contacted by your GP.
Information about walk-in vaccination services across the South East:
Find a coronavirus (COVID-19) walk-in vaccination site near you, no appointments needed. Clinics are added regularly so please keep checking back.