Page last updated: 29 January, 2021, 11:48am
Attending the appointment
You will be invited to attend an appointment at either your local GP surgery, vaccination centre, or local hospital.
Letters are being sent by the national booking service inviting eligible people to book an appointment through the national booking service online or over the phone. If this is not convenient, you can wait to receive an appointment more locally at a GP-led service. If an appointment has already been offered by a GP, residents can choose which appointment suits them best.
Please allow 30 minutes for your vaccination appointment, bear with us this is the largest vaccination process in NHS history.
All sites are equipped with toilets and facilities for those who are disabled.
Do not attend the appointment if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 28 days prior or if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
- A new persistent cough
- Fever or high temperature
- Loss of taste and/or of smell.
- If possible, bring any documentation that includes your NHS number in order to update your record.
- Please note, some GP practices may not send a letter.
- Attend your appointment alone unless you require a carer for medical reasons.
- Tell staff if you have extra support needs or cultural requirements during your appointment.
- It is essential that you wear a face covering when attending your appointment.
- Wear loose clothing as the vaccination is given in your upper arm.
- Bring a drink with you if you wish, as no refreshments will be provided.
- Attend your appointment if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19.
- Bring any children, other family members or friends into the venue as they will not be offered the vaccine or be able to wait in the centre. Please note, this does not apply to carers of people who need extra help.
- Arrive more than 10 minutes before your appointment, to avoid queues building.