- Info on Autumn Boosters Here.

Everybody over the age of 5 is eligible for the for the free covid vaccine.
(Who turns 5 before 31st August 2022)

The NHS will contact you when you are eligible and you can use the National Booking System to book your appointment.

Important information:
Everyone is entitled to 2 jabs.

  • Over 18 , 5-17 clinically extremely vulnerable - 2nd dose after 8 weeks.
  • Under 18 - 2nd dose after 12 weeks.
  • Some immunosuppressed will also be offered a 3rd primary dose.


Booster:
Everyone over the age of 16 is entitled to a booster
(and 12-15 clinically extremely vulnerable). 


Spring Boosters (2022): this programme is now complete for boosters. 


Autumn Boosters (2022):

The government have accepted final JCVI advice which states the following people 
should be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine this autumn. We expect that to start during September and will cover:

• residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for 
older adults
• frontline health and social care workers
• all adults aged 50 years and over 
• persons aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group, as set out in the Green Book 
• persons aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with 
immunosuppression 
• persons aged 16 to 49 years who are carers, as set out in the Green Book.

The National Booking Service is now open with the NHS inviting the relevant groups to book an appointment.
 

  • As with previous campaigns, the oldest and most vulnerable will be called forward first, with people able to book in online or through 119 for as long as it has been three months since their last dose.
  • If you are immunosuppressed you can self-declare and attend walk-ins.
  • Health and Social Care Workers can also self-declare and attend walk-ins.

Covid Vaccine:
Where and how can you get them?

You can use the National Booking System to book your appointment.

Not all locations are able to offer the vaccine to 5-17 year olds.
Not all vaccine centres operate everyday.

Please check for suitable sessions on the national booking system.
Some of our Primary Care Teams are delivering the vaccine across the county.
 
There are also bookable options in North Cumbria - they will only appear on the search if relevant appointments available:

•    Carlisle – Boots UK in English Street

•    Carlisle - Pharmacy in St John the Evangelist, London Road, Carlisle

•    Carlisle – Harraby Community Centre 

•    Carlisle - Well Pharmacy on Blackwell Road

•    Cockermouth - Allison’s at The Globe Hotel 

•    Kirkby Stephen – Upper Eden Baptist Church – Green Tree Pharmacy, Victoria Square 

•    Longtown - Longtown Community Centre

•    Penrith – Conference Centre at the Rugby Club - Wellfield Pharmacy

​​​​•    Penrith – Sports Hall, Newton Rigg Campus, Newton Road, CA11 0AH

•    Seascale Pharmacy, Gosforth Road

•    Workington - Moorclose Pharmacy, Westfield Drive

•    Workington - Seaton Pharmacy on Main Road in Seaton 

•    Whitehaven - Seacliffe Pharmacy in Kells 

•    Whitehaven - Mirehouse Pharmacy Meadow Road in Mirehouse


Are you eligible?

You are very welcome for your covid vaccine even if you have said no and changed your mind - you can still have your first, second and booster vaccine.

More information on the Covid booster can be found here.


New to the UK vaccination leaflet for migrants: 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immunisation-information-for-migrants
This information is for anyone who has moved to the UK and advises them on the need to register with a GP to get up to date with their routine vaccinations. It explains the vaccines that at risk people with health conditions, pregnant women, infants, children and older adults need and the diseases this will help protect them from. It also signposts to the health services and where to get assistance and how to use the services. 

Further translated versions are available to download or print locally in the following languages:

Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional) Farsi, Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Portuguese, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish, and Urdu.


You do not need to be registered with a GP or show any immigration documentation to receive your covid vaccine.

You can go to a walk-in more information here:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site/

Walk-ins are dependent on vaccine availability.


We also have the COVID-19 programme resources for adults, pregnant women, children aged 12 to 17 and boosters to download:

For any questions in relation to Covid Passes/Passports please see below for more information. If you need more advice call 119 or visit: 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-covid-pass

Your local GP practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

All adults in England can now book their COVID-19 jab

Vaccine status will be available from: 

•    the NHS App which you can download from app stores 
•    the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access these online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

Your local GP practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.


When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

Please note it is advisable to print out a copy of your status if travelling.

Advice if you are pregnant from Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Chief Midwifery Officer for England, said: “The COVID-19 jab can keep you, your baby and your loved ones, safe and out of hospital. You can receive vaccination at any time in pregnancy, but the risks that unvaccinated pregnant women face of becoming severely unwell if they catch COVID-19 show exactly why we advise you to do so as soon as possible."

We would urge anyone who is pregnant to get their vaccine and booster. All of the evidence points very clearly to the potentially dangerous impact of developing covid while you are pregnant. It can be very dangerous for you and your unborn baby to have covid. 

The vaccine – like many other vaccines that are given routinely during pregnancy  - is the best way to protect yourself and your unborn child. If you are worried, talk to your midwife or your doctor or look for information from experts such as:

•    The RCOG  - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists:
https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/coronavirus-covid-19-pregnancy-and-womens-health/

This decision making sheet may help you work through any concerns: An information sheet and decision aid is available here which provides practical advice to think through decisions around the vaccine and pregnancy.
 
•    The RCM – Royal College of Midwives:
https://www.rcm.org.uk/coronavirus-hub/

•    British Immunology Society:
https://www.immunology.org/public-information/guide-vaccinations-for-covid-19

•    The British Fertility Society:
https://www.britishfertilitysociety.org.uk/2021/07/27/bfs-arcs-covid-19-vaccines-fertility-2/

Latest information from the government:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-women-of-childbearing-age-currently-pregnant-planning-a-pregnancy-or-breastfeeding/covid-19-vaccinations-and-pregnancy-poster

•    Further reading – you might be interested in the Full Fact Mythbuster on Fertility: https://fullfact.org/health/vaccine-covid-fertility
 
As ever – please have a conversation with your midwife and health care team about individual clinical issues and concerns.

For people seeking medical exemptions visit:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-medical-exemptions-proving-you-are-unable-to-get-vaccinated

For health professionals: 
https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-record-application/covid-pass-medical-exemption 

In the first instance the individual should contact 119 to request an exemption application form which can be completed and taken to your GP or consultant.

Please note the information in the application will be assessed against the DHSC clinical guidance.

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There is a service that enables you to book an appointment to show evidence for any coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you've had outside of England. This is so the NHS can securely update your vaccination record.

You can find out full information here.

Please note - There are currently a limited number of sites offering these appointments so the nearest site option may be some distance from us.

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