Booking your appointment

The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have the a Covid-19 vaccine.

The Covid-19 vaccination programme is the biggest we have ever undertaken, and people will be prioritised based on their risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus

When it is your turn to receive the vaccine, you will receive a letter from the NHS with a unique link instructing you how to book your appointment on the national booking system, or you will be contacted by your GP. You can book your appointment on either the national booking system or with your GP.

To be invited for a vaccine, you will need to be registered with a GP surgery in England. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.

When you receive your link to book your vaccine appointment, you will need:  

  • your name and date of birth
  • your NHS number

You should book a vaccination appointment as soon as you are invited to make sure you can be protected from Covid-19.

If you are unable to leave the house to travel to your vaccination appointment and cannot arrange for someone to help you, please contact your GP practice for advice on alternative ways to be vaccinated.

It will not be possible to book an appointment online, unless you have received a invitation letter. Equally, it will not be possible to get a vaccination at any of the NHS centres of pharmacies without an appointment. 

Speak to a healthcare professional before you book your Covid-19 vaccination appointment if you: 

  • have ever had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
  • have ever had a serious allergic reaction to a previous vaccine
  • are pregnant
  • are breastfeeding
  • are currently positive for Covid-19 or have symptoms of Covid-19
  • have had Covid-19 in the last 28 days