Vaccinations

1. Coronavirus vaccination programme eligibility

Who can have the COVID-19 vaccine and when

Anyone who is eligible for a vaccination can book an appointment online via the National Booking Service. People who cannot access the online service can phone 119 for free. The lines are open on Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm.

Ages 5 to 11

You're eligible for 2 COVID-19 vaccines. If you're in a clinical at risk group or live with someone who is immunosuppressed and you received your second dose at least 3 months ago, you're also eligible for an autumn booster.

Each vaccine is a third of the dose given to older children and adults.

If you test positive for COVID-19, vaccinations can only be given 12 clear weeks after that positive test.

Ages 12 to 15

You're eligible for 2 COVID-19 vaccines. If you're in a clinical at risk group or live with someone who is immunosuppressed and you received your last vaccine at least 3 months ago, you're also eligible for an autumn booster.
3 months or 91 days must have passed between vaccinations.

If you test positive for COVID-19, vaccinations can only be given 12 clear weeks after that positive test.

Age 16 and over

You're eligible for 2 COVID-19 vaccines and a booster vaccine. If you're in a clinical at risk group, live with someone who is immunosuppressed, work in health or social care or are an unpaid carer and you received your last vaccine at least 3 months ago, you're also eligible for an autumn booster.

There should be a gap of 3 months or 91 days between vaccinations.
If you test positive for COVID-19, vaccinations can only be given 28 clear days after that positive test.

Age 50 and over

You're eligible for 2 COVID-19 vaccines, any booster doses you may have already received and an autumn/winter booster.

At least 3 months should have passed between your most recent dose and the seasonal autumn/winter booster.

You can also visit the NHS website to find out if you're eligible for a first, second or third dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, and to manage an appointment.