Vaccination Programme FAQs

FAQs and Booking – Updated 5th May 2022
Vaccination Programme: Covid-19  

Patient guidance

Covid-19 vaccinations book online via the NHS national booking system

Covid-19 second doses – you must be 8+ weeks since your first dose

Covid-19 booster jabs – you must be 3 months since your second dose

I am over 75 and eligible for the Spring Booster, how do I get it?
You can book via the NHS national booking system.

My child is aged between 5 – 11 years old. Can I get them vaccinated? If so, how?
Children can get a 1st dose of the vaccine from the day they turn 5. Most children can get a 2nd dose from 12 weeks after they had their 1st dose. Appointments for patients aged 5-11 years should be booked via the NHS national booking system.

How soon after having Covid can I get a vaccination?
This depends on your age. Adults who test positive for Covid-19 must wait at least four weeks before receiving a vaccination. Children aged 5-15 years must wait 12 weeks.

Do I need to make an appointment for my child or can I just turn up to a Walk-In clinic?
Many of our walk-in clinics are for patients aged 16+ / 18+ years, so we advise parents to book via the national booking system or check our walk-in page on our site to ensure you are not turned away.

Which vaccine will I receive and will it need to be the same type as I’ve had previously?
You should have the same vaccine for both your 1st and 2nd doses, unless you had serious side effects (such as a serious allergic reaction) after your 1st dose. Most people will be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or Moderna vaccine. This means your booster dose may be different from the vaccine you had for your first 2 doses. For patients under 18 they will receive Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

I have a question that the 119 team aren’t able to help me with, how can I get help?

If your query is one of these, please complete our contact us form:
– I need to change / cancel my current appointment
– I have incorrect information on my vaccination record
– I am a housebound patient and haven’t heard from my GP yet
– I’ve been told to book a third primary dose because I’m immunosuppressed
– I need to book a second dose for my 12-15 year old who is Clinical Extremely Vulnerable
– I am not registered with a GP and do not have an NHS number

Sussex patients – further information on the West Sussex CCG website.
Surrey patients – further information – full information on the Surrey Heartlands website.