Who can book now
If you are aged 12 or over, you can book your free COVID-19 vaccination now. It does not matter what your visa or citizenship status is.
You can book on behalf of someone else — or help them with their booking — if you have their permission.
If you are a worker in a border or managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) setting, getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is mandatory.
How to book online
The Book My Vaccine website is the fastest and easiest way to book and make changes to your appointments.
It will take around 5 minutes to book your appointments.
Check appointment availability
Before you book, check the appointment availability map. It shows you where vaccination sites are, and how soon you can get an appointment.
If you have any problems when booking
If you have problems booking or need to change your details, email the Book My Vaccine team at email@example.com
How to book over the phone
Call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26.
All calls are free, and the team are available from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. You can ask for an interpreter if you need one.
What to expect when you call
It will take around 15 minutes to book your appointments.
It is a good idea to have your NHI (National Health Index) number ready. This will make the booking process quicker.
You can find your NHI number on a hospital letter, a prescription or prescription receipt, or you can call 0800 855 066.
Other ways to get vaccinated
As well as booked appointments, there are other ways to get vaccinated. This includes workplace vaccinations and other targeted vaccination events across the country.
Some places offer walk-in or drive-through vaccinations, where you do not need to book.
Get your second dose
For the best protection, it is important to get 2 doses of the vaccine. The standard gap between doses when booking is now 3 weeks or more.
Proof of your vaccination
You may receive a purple vaccination card at your first appointment. This is not official proof of your vaccination — it is to remind you when your second appointment is.
If you need written confirmation of your COVID-19 vaccination, you can request a letter from the Ministry of Health.
Find your appointment details
If you need to be reminded of the time, date or venue for your appointments, you can try the following.
Check your inbox or phone
If you booked with your email address or mobile number, your appointment details will have been sent to you. Check your inbox for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org or your phone for a text from 2328.
Check Book My Vaccine
If you know your booking reference, you can check your appointment details through Book My Vaccine. Enter your email address or phone number and your booking reference.
Call the COVID Vaccine Healthline
They will be able to find your appointment details — you do not need to know your booking reference number. Call 0800 28 29 26.
Vaccinations for 12 to 15-year-olds
Young people aged 12 to 15 became eligible for vaccination in August 2021.
Each person getting vaccinated will need a separate appointment.
Vaccination centres will do everything to accommodate 12 to 15-year-olds who do not have bookings, but it may not always be possible. Please call ahead, especially if your appointment is at a smaller site like a pharmacy.
If you are unwell
If you are unwell on the day of your appointment, you will need to reschedule it. You can be vaccinated once you are well again.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get a test and stay at home until you get your results. You can be vaccinated once you have a negative test.
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