COVID vaccination information

Update for the new vaccination programme starting April 2024

We will continue to offer vaccinations on a Sunday from mid April onwards. THIS WILL ONLY LAST FOR A SHORT TIME. POSSIBLY EVEN ONE OR TWO WEEKS.

At first this will be by invite/booking only. NO WALK IN SERVICE

Please await a text message invite or book via the national booking system.

Patients eligible include:

• adults aged 75 years and over (This includes those who turn 75 years old by 30 June 2024.)

• residents in care homes for older adults

• individuals aged 6 months and over who are immunosuppressed (as defined in the Green Book, chapter 14a; tables 3 and 4)

Walk in service will be stopped until we have capacity again.

Please do not ring reception for an appointment until you are invited but please use the online booking to allow us to concentrate on routine NHS care.

You do not need to be an NHS patient to get the vaccine.

Request an appointment via the National Booking Service

Pre-vaccination questionnaire

What you need to do

  • Download, print and fill in the pre-vaccination questionnaire above if you can.
  • Remember to eat and drink before your appointment.
  • Wear clothing that easily allows you to expose the very top of your arm (near your shoulder).
  • On arrival, you will be asked to fill in a brief pre-vaccination questionnaire if you haven’t done this already. Bring a pen and your NHS number if you can, to fill in the form.
  • Please queue in a socially distanced manner for your vaccination.
  • Chairs will be provided for those who need to sit.
  • Give your questionnaire to your vaccinator.
Please read the following information:

Proof of Vaccination

You will no longer be given a card when you receive your vaccine.

COVID-19 and Flu vaccine side effects

Most side effects of the vaccine are mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:

  • a sore arm where the needle went in
  • feeling tired
  • a headache
  • feeling achy

You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you need to.

If you have a high temperature you may have coronavirus or another infection.

If your symptoms get worse or you are worried, call 111.

There have been very rare reports of myocarditis and pericarditis occurring after vaccination with COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2, often in younger men and shortly after the second dose of the vaccine. These are typically mild cases and individuals tend to recover within a short time following standard treatment and rest.

Vaccinated individuals should also seek immediate medical attention should they experience new onset of chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations or arrhythmias.

Allergic reactions

Tell staff before you are vaccinated if you have ever had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

You should not have the vaccine if you’ve ever had a serious allergic reaction to any ingredients in the vaccine.

If you do have a reaction to the vaccine, it usually happens in minutes. Staff giving the vaccine are trained to deal with allergic reactions and treat them immediately.

Read the latest COVID-19 vaccine advice if you have a history of allergies by MHRA on GOV.UK

You can report any suspected side effect using the Yellow Card safety scheme.

Visit Yellow Card for further information

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

There’s no evidence the COVID-19 or Flu vaccine are unsafe if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

The JCVI has updated its advice to recommend you may be able to have the vaccine if you’re:

  • pregnant and at high risk of serious complications of coronavirus or influenza
  • if you’re breastfeeding

You do not need to avoid pregnancy after vaccination. The vaccine cannot give you or your baby COVID-19 or influenza.

Read the latest COVID-19 vaccine advice if you’re pregnant, may get pregnant or are breastfeeding on GOV.UK