Covid-19 Vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine

Covid-19 vaccine

You can get the Covid-19 vaccine if you're aged 16 or over.

You can book your Covid-19 vaccination appointment, or alternatively you can visit a walk in centre.

Please note that vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the Police online or by calling 112. The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.

Booster vaccinations

From 20 September onwards, the NHS in Wakefield will be starting to deliver vaccine boosters. This is to help top up the protection for those most at risk as we approach the winter months. In line with the recommendations of the JCVI, these will be offered to the following people who are at greatest risk:

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all adults aged 50 years or over
  • all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 and adult carers
  • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals

If you are eligible for a booster, you will be contacted by the NHS when it is your turn, either by your GP practice or the NHS National Booking Service. We will be working through groups in the same order as the first part of the vaccination programme, starting with care home residents and staff, frontline health and care workers and people aged 80 and over. It will also need to be at least six months since your second dose, so some people will not be contacted until the New Year.

Please do not contact your GP practice for an appointment, we will be in touch when it is your turn to have your booster

For more information about the vaccine, please see these useful resource below: