Covid-19 Vaccine - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

After your vaccine

The 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should give you good protection from coronavirus. But you need to have the 2 doses and of the vaccine to give you longer lasting protection, and a booster if you are eligible for this to protect yourself and others.

There is a chance you might still get or spread coronavirus even if you have the vaccine. So, it is still important to follow the guidance in your local area.

More about what to expect after the vaccination on GOV.UK

This information with this link is available in multiple languages and alternative formats

Do you still have questions? The Public Health team can support by signposting you to walk in clinics or answering any questions.

You can contact them by emailing - publichealth@hounslow.gov.uk

Booking your 2nd dose

You'll need to book a 2nd dose for 8 weeks after your 1st dose.

Regardless of where you were first vaccinated, you can book your 2nd COVID-19 vaccination appointment online. You'll need to wait at least 24 hours after your 1st dose before you can book to allow the clinical systems time to update. Alternatively, you can call 119 if you do not have the facility to book online.

Alternatively, all our walk in vaccination sites are offering both first and second doses in line with national guidance, if you prefer not to book an appointment or do not have an NHS number.

Booking a booster

You can book your booster dose from 61 days after your second vaccination via the National Booking System, or you can attend a local walk in site 91 days from your second vaccination.

Booking a spring booster (if aged 75+ or aged 12+ clinically vulnerable)

You can book your booster dose from 61 days following your first booster via the National Booking System, or you can attend a local walk in site 91 days from your previous booster  vaccination.

Got questions about what doses you need when? Go to one of our walk in sites and speak to a clinician there.

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