Everyone in the UK aged 5 and over can still get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. People aged 16 and over, can also get a booster dose no earlier than 3 months after their previous dose. If you have not received 3 doses of the covid vaccine you can still catch up now.
Research has shown being fully vaccinated can help:
- Reduce your risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
- Reduce your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19
- Protect against COVID-19 variants.
How to get a covid vaccine
You can book an appointment at a Liverpool vaccine centre or attend a Liverpool walk-in clinic even if you are registered with a GP in another area of England
- Book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment 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. If you have not yet registered with a GP, you can still attend a walk-in clinic.
If you cannot book an appointment online, you can call 119 free of charge. You can speak to a translator if you need to.
If you have difficulties communicating or hearing or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.
Registering vaccines obtained overseas
If you’ve had one or more doses of the following COVID-19 vaccines outside of England, you can book an appointment to have the vaccines validated and added to your NHS record:
- Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
- Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
- Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
- Moderna (Spikevax)
- Institute of India (Covishield)
- Bharat Biotech (Covaxin)
- SinoVac (CoronaVac)
- Beijing Institute of Biological Products (Sinopharm BIBP).
You will be asked some questions and will be required to show evidence of any COVID-19 vaccinations you've had outside of England.
You need to be registered with a GP in England to use this service. Appointments for this service are currently available at Liverpool Pier Head and Aintree Hospital.
Why register the COVID-19 vaccines you’ve had overseas?
- Eligible overseas vaccinations will display on your NHS COVID Pass which you may require for international travel.
- Your registered GP practice will be aware of what vaccines you’ve had so they don’t continue to invite you to attend for a missing vaccine
- In future, if you are eligible for further doses of the covid vaccine you will receive an appropriate invitation.
Later this year the NHS in England will be offering people more at risk from COVID-19 a further vaccine, known as the ‘autumn booster’. This will include anyone aged 50 and over plus anyone aged 16 to 49 who is clinically at risk due to having a long-term condition such as Diabetes, severe Asthma, or a heart condition. If you are in one of these groups, you will be invited for your autumn booster when it is your turn.
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