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Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination

Use this service to book a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine or manage an appointment.

Who can use this service

You can use this service if you're registered with a GP surgery in England. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.

You can book these online:

  • 1st and 2nd doses for people aged 12 years old and over

  • boosters for people aged 16 years old and over, plus at-risk children aged 12 to 15 years old

  • additional doses and boosters for people with a severely weakened immune system aged 12 years old and over

How it works

We'll ask you some questions and offer an appointment based on your previous vaccinations and the answers you give us.

Information:

You can book for someone else, such as your child or someone you care for, if you have their consent. You'll need to enter their details when booking.

1st or 2nd doses

You can use this service to book a 1st or 2nd dose of the vaccine if you or your child are aged 12 years old or over.

When you can book a 2nd dose

You should be able to book a 2nd dose on the day after your 1st dose. If you or your child are:

  • 18 years old or over - you'll be offered 2nd dose appointments from 8 weeks after your 1st dose
  • under 18 years old - you'll be offered 2nd dose appointments from 12 weeks after your 1st dose.

How to get an earlier 2nd dose if you're under 18 years old and at-risk

If you or your child are under 18 years old and at high risk from COVID-19, you're eligible for a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after your 1st dose.

However, this service will only offer you appointments from 12 weeks after your 1st dose.

To get your 2nd dose from 8 weeks, please either:

  • contact your GP surgery
  • go to a walk-in site with a letter from a GP that says you're eligible for a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after your 1st dose

Advice for children aged 12 to 15 years old and their parents or guardians

A set of COVID-19 vaccination resources for children and young people are available on GOV.UK in a variety of languages, Braille and Easy Read. These resources are to help children, young people and their parents or guardians make a decision about whether to get vaccinated.

There's also a list of pre-screening questions on GOV.UK to help you and your child consider what is likely to be asked at your appointment. You do not need to complete this before you go.

Consent to treatment is an important part of the process. A consent form is available on GOV.UK to help you and your child discuss this decision, but you do not need to print or bring the form with you. Staff at the vaccination site will ask for consent before giving the vaccine.

Booster doses

You can use this service to book a booster dose of the vaccine if you or your child are either:

When you can book a booster dose

You'll be able to book a booster dose when it's been 2 months (61 days) since your 2nd dose.

The appointment dates you'll be offered will start from 3 months (91 days) after your 2nd dose.

Advice for children aged 12 to 15 years old and their parents or guardians

A set of COVID-19 vaccination resources for children and young people are available on GOV.UK in a variety of languages, Braille and Easy Read. These resources are to help children, young people and their parents or guardians make a decision about whether to get vaccinated.

There's also a list of pre-screening questions on GOV.UK to help you and your child consider what is likely to be asked at your appointment. You do not need to complete this before you go.

Consent to treatment is an important part of the process. A consent form is available on GOV.UK to help you and your child discuss this decision, but you do not need to print or bring the form with you. Staff at the vaccination site will ask for consent before giving the vaccine.

Doses for people with a severely weakened immune system
Information:

People who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their 1st or 2nd dose will be offered an additional 3rd dose of the vaccine followed by a booster (4th dose).

Read more about the COVID-19 vaccine for people with a severely weakened immune system.

You can use this service to book a 3rd dose or booster (4th dose) for people with a severely weakened immune system if you or your child are aged 12 years old or over.

Things you'll need to bring

3rd dose

If you're booking an additional 3rd dose, you or your child must be able to bring one of the following things to your appointment:

  • a letter from your GP or hospital specialist inviting you to book either a 3rd dose for people with a severely weakened immune system
  • a hospital letter that describes the condition or treatment that caused you to have a severely weakened immune system at the time of your 1st or 2nd dose
  • a prescription or a medicine box with your name and the date showing when the medicine was prescribed - this must show that you had a severely weakened immune system at the time of your 1st or 2nd dose

If you think you’re eligible for a 3rd dose but you do not have a suitable letter, prescription or medicine box, please contact your GP or hospital specialist.

A clinician at the site will check to make sure that you're eligible for a 3rd dose.

Booster (4th dose)

If you're booking a booster (4th dose), you or your child must be able to bring a letter from a GP or hospital specialist inviting you to book a 3rd dose or booster (4th dose) for people with a severely weakened immune system.

If you think you’re eligible for a booster (4th dose) but you do not have a suitable letter, please contact your GP or hospital specialist.

A clinician at the site will check to make sure that you're eligible for a booster (4th dose).

When you can book a 3rd dose

You'll be able to book a 3rd dose when it’s been 26 days since your 2nd dose.

The appointment dates you'll be offered will start from 8 weeks (56 days) after your 2nd dose.

When you can book a booster (4th dose)

You'll be able to book a booster (4th dose) when it's been 2 months (61 days) since your 3rd dose.

The appointment dates you'll be shown 3 months (91 days) after your 3rd dose.

Advice for children aged 12 to 15 years old and their parents or guardians

A set of COVID-19 vaccination resources for children and young people are available on GOV.UK in a variety of languages, Braille and Easy Read. These resources are to help children, young people and their parents or guardians make a decision about whether to get vaccinated.

There's also a list of pre-screening questions on GOV.UK to help you and your child consider what is likely to be asked at your appointment. You do not need to complete this before you go.

Consent to treatment is an important part of the process. A consent form is available on GOV.UK to help you and your child discuss this decision, but you do not need to print or bring the form with you. Staff at the vaccination site will ask for consent before giving the vaccine.

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait before getting any dose of the vaccine. You need to:

  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 18 years old or over
  • wait 12 weeks (84 days) if you're aged 12 to 17 years old
  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 12 to 17 years old and at high-risk from COVID-19

This starts from the date you had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if you did not have any symptoms.

Please choose a suitable appointment date when booking. You can also cancel and rebook an existing appointment for a later date if needed.

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Manage your appointment

If you already have an appointment booked, you can:

  • view your appointment
  • cancel or amend your appointment

We'll ask you some questions first, so we can find your booking.

Manage my appointment

About using this service

By using this service, you're agreeing to our terms of use and privacy policy.

You can use this service for someone else if they give you permission.

If you put someone's details in without their consent:

  • you'll be breaching the terms of use for this service
  • you may be committing a criminal offence

Page last reviewed: 11 March 2022
Next review due: 11 April 2022