Those aged 16 and over can book a booster COVID-19 vaccination or get this at a drop in vaccination clinic. You can make your booking from two months (61 days) after your second jab and your booster jab will take place a minimum of 3 months after your second dose.
Which vaccine will I have?
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 long must I wait before having the booster if I have tested positive for COVID-19?
You should wait 28 days after having a positive text for COVID-19 before going for your booster dose.
If you have had COVID-19 it is still important you get your booster.
How do I book my booster vaccination?
You have these options:
- Book through the national vaccination booking system. 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.
- Drop in vaccination clinics are also open for booster doses
- Or you can 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
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
You no longer need to wait for 15 minutes after your COVID 19 vaccination
This decision has been taken by the Chief Medical Officer of the UK due to the need to speed up COVID booster vaccination so that as many people as possible can have their vaccination in the next few weeks.
Vaccination for 12-15 year olds
From Monday 20 December 12-15 year olds can book a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. This will be no sooner than 12 weeks after the first dose. The local vaccination centres for 12-15 year olds are:
- Coventry Centre Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY. To book at this site visit the national booking website or phone 119
- Vantage Chemist Coventry131-132 Far Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5EA
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
First and second doses for people aged 16 and over
Booster doses for those aged 18 and over, three months after second dose and at least 28 days after any COVID-19 infection
Acorn Pharmacy, Unit 2 Remembrance Road, Coventry CV3 3DP
- Wednesday 19 - Friday 21 January, 9am to 6pm
Allesley Pharmacy, 132-134 Birmingham Rd, Allesley, Coventry
- Monday – Friday 9:30am to 12pm
- Monday and Wednesday 2:30pm to 5:30pm
- Thursday 20 January, 2pm to 6pm
Coventry and North Warwickshire Cricket Club, Binley Road Coventry CV3 1HB
- Everyday to 31 January, 9am-6pm
Coventry City Football Club, Coventry Building Society Arena, Hall 2, Judds Ln, Coventry CV6 6GE
- Saturday 22 January, 12:30pm to 3pm
Coventry Community Resource Centre (Express Meds), Red Lane, Coventry CV6 5EE
- Every day, 8am to 6:30pm
Lyng Hall Secondary School, Blackberry Lane, Coventry CV2 3JS
- Tuesday 25 January, 3pm to 6pm
Moathouse Community Centre (CV2 1EA) from 2pm-6pm.
- Thursday 20 January, 2pm-6pm
Ringwood Pharmacy, 200 Wigston Rd, Coventry CV2 2RH
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm
University Hospital Coventry, Clifford Bridge Rd, Coventry CV2 2DX
- Thursday 20 January, 8am to 11:30am
- Friday 21 January, 12pm to 5:30pm
- Saturday 22 January, 8am to 1:30pm
- Sunday 23 January,8am to 1:30pm
Vantage Chemist 131-132, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5EA
- Monday - Friday, 12pm to 3pm
Also does 1st and 2nd doses (Pfizer) for over-12-15s
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.
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.
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.