Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

If you have not had your vaccine yet, you're still eligible and can book anytime. How you get a COVID vaccine and how many doses you receive depends on your age and the following conditions:

People aged 18 and over

You can get your 1st and 2nd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at any time if you're aged 18 or over (or will turn 18 within three months).

How: you can book appointments online, attend a walk-in clinic, or contact your GP.

Young people aged 16 and 17

The NHS is offering a COVID-19 vaccine dose to people aged 16 and 17. If your child is eligible for two doses of the vaccine, contact your GP.

Some young people are being offered 2 doses of the vaccine 8 weeks apart. 

How: You can attend a walk-in clinic or contact your GP.

Children aged 12 to 15

All children aged 12 to 15 will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine dose.

How: Parents and guardians will get a letter with information about when the vaccine will be offered. Most children will be given their vaccine at school.

Some young people are being offered 2 doses of the vaccine 8 weeks apart. If your child is eligible for two doses of the vaccine, contact your GP.

People with a weakened immune system

A third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is being offered to people aged 12 and over who had a weakened immune system when they had their first two doses.

How: If you're eligible for a third dose, the NHS will let you know when and where to have the vaccine.

Information:  A third dose is different from the booster as this is administered with a shorter gap (min. 8 weeks post second dose) to give a better immune response from those who are immunocompromised.

Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine?

Booster vaccine doses will be available from the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had two doses of a vaccine.

How: The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have a booster dose. Information on when and how to get your booster jab.

Do you have questions about the vaccine?

Visit the NHS website or the Hounslow COVID vaccine FAQ page created in partnership with NHS for answers to frequently asked questions.

If you or anyone you know has questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, visit one of our drop in clinics where one of the clinicians will be happy to speak to you about the vaccine and help answer any questions you may have.

If you have any further questions, please contact publichealth@hounslow.gov.uk

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