Who can be vaccinated?
Vaccines are available for:
- anyone aged 16 or over
- 12 - 15 year olds - one dose of vaccine through a schools based vaccination programme and from 22 October booking via the national booking website. Read more about vaccinations for 12-15 year olds from gov.uk
The COVID-19 booster vaccination programme is underway.
The Booster dose is given 182 days or more after the date of your second dose and is available for the following groups of people:
- All adults aged 50 years or over
- All those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19
- Adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals
Which vaccine will I have?
Most people in Coventry will be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
This means your booster dose may be different from the vaccines you had for your 1st and 2nd doses.
How do I book my booster vaccination?
You will be able to book your COVID booster from 182 days after the date you had your second dose.
You will not be able to book before 182 days have passed.
You will hear from the NHS to invite you to book and the NHS is asking you not to contact your GP to ask about booster booking.
You can book through the national vaccination booking system or via your GP practice if they have contacted you to do this.
Go to the national vaccination booking system website Or you can phone 119.
Local vaccination centres available through national booking include over 30 community pharmacies in Coventry and Warwickshire.
First and second dose of COVID-19 vaccine
If you have not had your first or second dose of the vaccine you can still have it.
You can book your vaccine slot through the national booking service by visiting the vaccination booking website or phone in 119. Or you can go to a drop in vaccination clinic.
Those aged 40 and over will be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine and those under 40 with the Pfizer vaccine. This is on the advice of the independent committee that oversees vaccination for the country.
You can have your second dose from 8 weeks after your first dose.
Drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics
For those aged 16 or over
Available to anyone aged 16 or over, providing first and second doses of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines
A drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic is being held at Ringwood Pharmacy, 200 Wigston Road, CV2 2RH
It will be open on:
- Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 10am - 5pm
- Every Thursday between the hours of 10am - 12pm
Drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for those aged 16 - 39
Available to anyone aged between 16 and 39 providing first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Coventry Community Resource Centre
A drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic is being held at Coventry Community Resource Centre, Red Lane, CV6 5EE
- Open every day of October, 8am - 6:30pm
A drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic is being held at Acorn Pharmacy, Unit 2 Remembrance Road, CV3 3DP
It will be open on:
- 27 - 29 October, 9:00am - 6:00pm
- 30 October, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Third dose COVID-19 vaccination for people who are severely immunosuppressed
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that people aged 12 and over with severely weakened immune systems should have a third vaccine dose.
The NHS will contact people as soon as possible to needs and arrange an appointment for a third dose where appropriate. For more information on third doses, visit the GOV.UK website.
Having a problem getting your vaccination or got a question?
Contact Healthwatch Coventry. We can provide information and our role is to speak up for patients and so we can let the NHS know where something is not working.