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Get your vaccine as soon as you can, to help keep yourself and those you care about safer.
If you are registered with a GP, you will receive an invitation to book a vaccination appointment. You can also book a vaccine by calling 119 or using the online national booking service.
If you are not registered with a GP, we strongly recommend getting registered. However, you can request to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice. GP practices should support unregistered patients to access the vaccine.
If you are registered with a GP practice, you can book your vaccine appointments online through the national booking service at a location that is convenient for you, or book a first dose through your GP and a second dose in a different location through the national booking service.
The national booking service has an option to book or re-arrange the second vaccination appointment at a different location to the first appointment.
If you had a first dose in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, but is in England at the time of you second dose, you may:
All adults in the UK aged 18 or over should be offered a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 19 July 2021. If you start working in the NHS or in social care and you have not been vaccinated, you should be offered the vaccination through the occupational health department or your organisation. The second dose should not be brought forward in these circumstances.
Contact the health service in the country where you are resident at the time the second dose is due.
There is information on GOV.uk here about COVID vaccine certification.
Anybody aged 18 or over in the UK is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination for free, regardless of your nationality or immigration status.
Nobody in England has to pay for the COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination is free of charge and does not count as the kind of care that requires payment.
While registration with a GP is encouraged to access the vaccine, you can request to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice.
Approach your local GP practice, saying you would like to register for the purposes of receiving the vaccine.
You should register with a GP and get an NHS number. However, it is possible to request to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient by approaching a local GP practice. Visit nhs.uk/register for more information on GP registration.
If you have previously received NHS treatment, you will be able to book your vaccination via the national booking service.
You will need to reference your NHS number. Use this tool to find your NHS number if you do not know it.
If you received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine overseas that is also available in the UK, you should receive the same vaccine for your second dose. If the vaccine you received for your first dose is not available in the UK, the most similar alternative should be offered. Contact a GP to ensure you receive an appropriate vaccine for your second dose.
Visit nhs.uk/covid-vaccination for more information about the COVID-19 vaccination.
We strongly recommend registering with a GP in London, while you are living in the intercollegiate halls.