Covid-19 vaccinations

Last updated: Monday 9 May 2022

Getting your Covid-19 vaccinations remains important to protect yourself and those around you, even if you’ve recently had Covid-19.

Covid-19 booster vaccination

Everyone aged 16 and over and people aged 12 to 15 years old with a condition that means they're at high risk from Covid-19 can get a booster dose. You can pre-book your booster if it has been two months after your second jab (you cannot receive it until three months after your second jab).

Most people will be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or Moderna vaccine. This means the booster dose may be different from the vaccines a person had for their first and second doses. Some people may be offered a booster dose of AstraZeneca vaccine if they cannot have the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.

We encourage the public to book without delay, there are plenty of appointments available across the county. You can book through the NHS website or call 119. If you can’t find a slot at a suitable clinic, keep checking back as appointments get updated regularly.

Please note, if you have booked your booster appointment at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, you can park at our County Hall car park in West Bridgford for free. 

First and second doses

Everyone aged 5 and over can get their first or second dose of the vaccination. First and second doses can be booked through the NHS website or by calling 119. You can also use walk-in clinics across the county without an appointment. The grab a jab link will tell you which vaccine each site offers, what age groups are eligible and opening times.

Those aged 18 years and over will be offered appointments from eight weeks (56 days) after their first dose. Those under 18 will be offered appointments from 12 weeks (84 days) after their first dose.​

Third dose for people who are immunosuppressed

People who have a severely weakened immune system should have a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine – this is not a booster, but a third dose to ensure that such people receive the same protection given by two doses for those with normal immune systems. Letters have been sent through GPs and hospitals to invite those eligible to receive their vaccine. People who are eligible can walk into specific vaccination sites. The grab a jab link can be used to find these sites.

Vaccinations for children aged 5 - 15

Two doses are being offered to children aged 5 to 15 to give them the best protection against Covid-19.

Your child can book a vaccination appointment online or find a walk-in clinic.  

Please visit the NHS website for further information about the vaccination for 5 – 15 year olds

Covid-19 vaccination for at-risk children and young people

If your child is aged 12 to 15 and at high risk from Covid-19, they can also get a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine if they had a second dose at least three months ago.

Spring Covid-19 vaccine for the most vulnerable

Many of the oldest adults, and therefore most vulnerable, will have received their most recent vaccine dose in September or October 2021. These individuals are at higher risk of severe Covid-19, and with the lapse of time, their immunity may reduce before autumn. Therefore, as a precautionary strategy for 2022, JCVI advises a spring dose, around 6 months after the last vaccine dose, should be offered to:

  • adults aged 75 years and over
  • residents in a care home for older adults
  • individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed, as defined in the Green Book

All those who are eligible will be contacted by the NHS and you can book online or call 119. You will not need a letter to book or attend an appointment. If you think you are eligible for a spring booster but did not get an invite, contact your GP surgery or hospital specialist.

Spring booster information and resources are available on GOV.UK

Vaccinations for housebound residents

Housebound residents will receive a Covid-19 vaccine within their own home or place of residence. The service to housebound patients is being delivered by either GP practices or a special ‘roving team’ of vaccinators. A resident is deemed to be housebound when they are unable to leave their home environment through physical and/or psychological illness. Those who are housebound will have been identified by their registered GP. Housebound residents who have already had a first or second dose within their home, will have already been identified as needing this service for the booster dose too. If a member of the public needs to arrange a housebound visit for the first time they should contact their GP to make sure they are added to the list

Vaccination roll out for frontline social care staff

If you are a provider of frontline social care services and you want to know how to get your staff vaccinated please contact Iain Macmillan, our designated County Council lead for the vaccination roll out on 0300 500 8080.

Alternatively, you can complete a short enquiry form with details about your organisation and frontline staff needing to be vaccinated and someone from the vaccination team will get back to you.

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG

For the latest information on the vaccination programme visit the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG website.

If there are any questions about the vaccine roll out that are not answered by the information online, please contact

The public has an important part to play to help the swift roll out of the vaccine. In order to do this:

  • please attend your booked appointments
  • and please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.

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