COVID-19 vaccination

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Last updated: 13 June 2022

We’re coordinating the COVID-19 vaccination programme in South West London. Vaccination will give you the best protection against COVID-19.

The vaccines are safe and effective, but if you’re unsure, please speak to your GP or a local pharmacist. You can also call 119 for free to talk with someone.

Side effects and safety

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Everyone aged 5 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Children aged 5-17 can get a 2nd dose from 12 weeks after they had their 1st dose.
  • Children who are at high risk or live with someone who has a weakened immune system, can get a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after they had their 1st dose.
  • Those 18 years old or over will be offered 2nd dose appointments from 8 weeks (56 days) after your 1st dose
  • People aged 12 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses, will be offered a 3rd dose and a booster (4th dose).
  • People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, will be offered a spring booster.

Please note: If you’ve had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait before getting any dose of the vaccine. You need to:

  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you’re aged 18 years old or over
  • wait 12 weeks (84 days) if you’re aged 12 to 17 years old
  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you’re aged 12 to 17 years old and at high-risk from COVID-19

People aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.

Visit nhs.uk to book your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens at your appointment. You can also call 119 to book a vaccination.

To book an appointment you must be registered with a GP.

How to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccination for children aged 5-15

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Find a walk-in clinic

You can get a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment by visiting a walk-in vaccination clinic.

You don’t need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to use a walk in service.

Find a walk-in vaccination clinic near you in South West London

Use your postcode to search for the nearest walk-in vaccination site

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Your questions

If you’re unsure about getting vaccinated, or have questions, speak with your GP or local pharmacist first. You can also call 119 for free to talk with someone.

You may also find answers among our most frequently asked questions.

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Get tested

To find out more on the COVID-19 testing, please visit: How to get tested

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Recovering

If you’ve had COVID-19, you may still have some physical symptoms, such as breathlessness, a cough and a lack of energy. You may also have psychological symptoms, such as feeling scared, anxious or depressed, having trouble sleeping and struggling to remember or concentrate.

Visit Your COVID Recovery for help getting over COVID-19

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COVID-19 news

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