You will be contacted by the NHS, but not necessarily your practice, when it is your time to attend for the vaccination.
What to expect
Who is eligible?
If you are not eligible yet, please wait to be contacted. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine.
You have the choice to either:
- Have your vaccination at a Local Vaccination Site via your local GP services, who will contact you directly if they haven’t already done so, or;
- Book an appointment at a Large Vaccination Centre, either via online Book a coronavirus vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk) or the national telephone number 119.
If you receive the letter but have already booked your vaccination, you do not need to do anything else – you can ignore the letter and attend for your vaccination as per your appointment.
You should only attend if you have an appointment booked – you will not be vaccinated without an appointment.
If you are experiencing covid symptoms of any kind, or self-isolating, please do not attend for vaccination. You will be rebooked when it is safe for you to attend.
Travelling to a COVID-19 Vaccination Centre
Before you make you vaccination appointment, there are a few things to consider, such as:
- how you'll get there
- what day and time is likely to be easiest for you
- can someone in your household or support bubble take you
- use public transport if needed - bus and taxi operators are following covid-safe guidelines but make sure you wear your mask and sanitise your hands before and after your journey
- if you need accessible transport, many taxi companies have suitable vehicles
If you need further advice on transport options, The Lincolnshire Transport Helpline provides information and advice on a wide range of transport options including community car schemes and CallConnect - find out your travel options here or call 0345 456 4474 (Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm, Sat 9.30am – 4pm).
If you book your vaccination appointment and then find you can't get there, you can re-arrange your appointment for a different time or venue.