COVID-19 Vaccination

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19. 

Access to the Vaccine 

 The COVID-19 vaccines currently available are given in 2 doses. You usually have the 2nd dose 8 to 12 weeks after the 1st dose.

If you're aged 18 or over (or will turn 18 within 3 months) you can:

  • book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
  • find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site to get vaccinated without needing an appointment
  • wait to be contacted by your GP surgery and book your appointments with them. If you cannot book appointments online, you can call 119 free of charge. You can speak to a translator if you need to.

You can register with a GP if you do not have one. Anyone who is refused GP registration can contact Doctors of the World who can advise and support with GP registration. 

Doctors of the World UK (DOTW) has launched a Covid-19 vaccine advocacy project to ensure that everyone in the UK has access to the vaccine, regardless of immigration status. As well as producing translated Covid-19 information resources. Click here to find translated information in your language and here for videos on How to register with a GP in your language. 

 

Sources:

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/gps/how-to-register-with-a-gp-surgery/

https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/news/doctors-of-the-world-launches-covid19-vaccine-project/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/translated-health-information/?_gr=coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine-information

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

 

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