How to access COVID-19 vaccination

Healthwatch Coventry is your independent champion in health and social care services. On this page we put together useful information about how COVID-19 vaccination is working in Coventry.
Info graphic showing who is eligible for a COVID booster jab

Vaccination for 16-17 year olds

The JCVI have recommended that 16-17 year olds receive a second dose of vaccine 12 weeks after their first dose. The vaccine they receive will be the Pfizer vaccine.

This announcement was only made recently, so it may take some time for services to start accepting bookings of second doses for 16-17 year olds.

Vaccination for 12-15 year olds

12 - 15 year olds -  one dose of vaccine

This was started through a through a schools based vaccination programme.

Can now be booked through the national vaccination booking service. The local vaccination centre for 12-15 year olds are:

  • Quinton Park Medical Centre, Cheylesmore, Coventry
  • Bedworth vaccination centre,  Bedworth Civic Hall, High Street, Bedworth CV12 8NF

To book at one of these or other options visit the national booking website 

or phone 119 

Read more about vaccinations for 12-15 year olds from gov.uk 

Booster vaccinations

The Booster dose can now be booked 5 months (from 152 days) after your second dose of vaccine. It will still be given around 6 months after your second dose but you are now allowed to pre-book.

The Booster dose is available for the following groups of people:

  • All adults aged 40 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 or the Moderna 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 have these options:

  1. Wait to hear from the NHS to invite you to book. This might be from your GP practice or a contact from the NHS central booking system.
  2. Book through the national vaccination booking system once you have reached 5 months (152 days) after the date you had your second dose. Go to the national vaccination booking system website Or you can phone 119. Local vaccination centres available through national booking include 13 community pharmacies in Coventry.
  3. Drop in vaccination clinics are also open for booster doses from 182 days after you second dose.

The NHS is asking you not to contact your GP practice to inquire about booking a booster but to use the routes above.

Easy read information about Booster vaccines

Go to easy read information on gov.uk

New research shows Boosters give over 90% protection against symptomatic COVID-19 in adults over 50

Results from first UK real-world study show significantly increased protection against symptomatic disease from Pfizer vaccine booster dose in those aged 50 and above.

These findings show that 2 weeks after receiving a booster dose, protection against symptomatic infection in adults aged 50 years and over was 93.1% in those with AstraZeneca as their first and second doses and 94.0% for Pfizer.

Read more about this research

Pfizer and Comirnaty

We have received reports of Pfizer vaccines being marked as Comirnaty vaccines on people's vaccination cards. 

This is simply a name change and the vaccine is in no way different. The vaccine had been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty.

 

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.

You can have your second dose from 8 weeks after your first dose.

Drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Pfizer vaccine

  • First and second doses and booster doses for people aged 16 and over

  • Booster doses for those aged 40+ and Health and Social Care Workers - must be at least 182 days since your second dose


Broadgate, Coventry City Centre, CV1 1FS

Open:

  • Sunday 28 November, 11am - 4pm

Coventry Community Resource Centre, Red Lane, CV6 5EE

Open:

  • Every day of November, 8am - 6:30pm
  • Every day of December (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day), 8am - 6:30pm

Ringwood Pharmacy, 200 Wigston Road, CV2 2RH

Open on:

  • Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday between 9:30am - 5:30pm

Vantage Chemist 131-132, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5EA

Open on:

  • Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm
  • Fridays 1pm - 7:30pm

Quinton Park, 51 Quinton Park, CV3 5PZ

  • Monday 22 - Friday 26 November, 7am - 8:30am and 3:30pm - 5:30pm

City of Coventry Health Centre, 1st floor, Stoney Stanton Road, CV1 4FS

  • Every Saturday (up to and including 18 December), between 9am - 2pm.

Acorn Pharmacy, Unit 2, Remembrance Road, Coventry CV3 3DP

  • Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday 28 November, 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 5 December, 9am to 5pm

University Hospital Coventry, Clifford Bridge Rd, Coventry CV2 2DX

For the month of November:

  • Thursday - Friday, 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday - Sunday, 8am to 4pm

More information on drop in vaccination

This national website allows you to search using your post code for nearby drop in vaccination clinic. It shows which vaccines are being used and the people the clinic will vaccinate.

Search for a drop in vaccination clinic using the national website

Third dose COVID-19 vaccination for people who are severely immuno suppressed

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. 

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Find out more about vaccination

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Read easy read information about vaccination