COVID-19 vaccinations across our local area

Accelerated booster vaccinations

In Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, we are scaling-up booster vaccinations by increasing the capacity of booked appointments at our existing vaccination sites.

Your GP will be in touch to invite you to book an appointment for your COVID booster, or you can book an appointment using the online National Booking Service, or by calling 119. Some of our clinics also have a local booking system.

A full list of who is currently eligible can be found below.

Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

The lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine is now available, free of charge, to everyone aged 12 and over in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG). We are also offering a third primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people who are severely immunosuppressed and a COVID-19 booster to enhance protection for those at greatest risk from covonavirus, this winter.

Our COVID-19 vaccination programme is running alongside the vital winter flu vaccination campaign and where possible, the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine will be given at the same time. If you are eligible for both vaccinations, please take up the offer as soon as possible rather than waiting to have them together.

In BNSSG we are following national guidance on who is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination and boosters. A summary of who is eligible for each vaccination by age and condition, is below. For more information on each group, please visit our Questions and Answers page.

Children and Young People

12 to 15 year olds     

Children aged 12 to 15 years are being offered a 1st dose and 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine alongside a nasal flu vaccine through the School-based Immunisation Programme.

To be eligible for a COVID-19 2nd dose there must be at least 12 weeks since the 1st dose

Some children aged 12 to 15 years are eligible for a booster dose if either they live with someone who has a weakened immune system or, they have a condition which puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19. You can read more about eligibility for the booster dose here.

Eligible children aged 12 to 15 can attend a walk-in vaccination site to have their booster or wait to be contacted by a local NHS service.

If they prefer to attend a walk-in site, they will need to bring a letter, text or email inviting them for their booster dose or a letter from their GP or hospital specialist about their condition.

If they are a household contact of someone who has a weakened immune system, they will need to bring the letter, text or email inviting them to get their booster dose, or a letter from the GP or hospital specialist of the person they live with confirming that anyone they live with should get a booster dose.

Please check the ‘Children and Young People’ section on grabajab.net for walk-in sites in our area which are currently offering booster doses for children aged 12 to 15.

We are also running community clinics, GP led clinics and clinics at the Vaccination Centre @UWE for children who are not able to attend a school-based clinic. Please check the National Booking Service or here for walk-in options. More information on vaccinating children and young people can be found here.

12-15 year olds with weakened immune system

Children and young people aged 12 to 15 who are severely immunosuppressed are being offered 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at GP-run clinics. Your GP or consultant will be in touch to invite you for your third dose.

This third primary dose is given at least 8 weeks after your second COVID-19 vaccine and is being advised as a precautionary measure to increase immunity levels and provide a better vaccine response. It is different to a booster vaccination. More information on the third primary dose of COVID vaccine can be found here.

12 to 15 year olds who are clinically ‘at risk’

Children aged 12 to 15 with specific underlying health conditions who are at higher risk from COVID-19 are being offered 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

To be eligible for a COVID-19 2nd dose there must be at least 8 weeks since the 1st dose.  If attending a walk-in clinic prior to 12 weeks post 1st dose vaccine, you must be able to provide evidence that your child is in the at risk group.

A full list of conditions can be found here. Young people aged 16 and 17 who are in this position have already been offered a vaccination as part of priority group 6. More information on vaccinating children and young people can be found here.

12 to 15 year olds who are household contacts of people with weakened immune system

Children and young people aged 12 to 17 who are household contacts of people who are immunosuppressed are being offered 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The person with a weakened immune system will be contacted by their GP with details of how to make an appointment at a GP-run clinic for young people in this position. More information on vaccinating children and young people can be found here.

16 and 17 year olds

Young people aged 16 and 17 are being offered a 1st dose, 2nd dose or a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

You can have your booster COVID-19 vaccine 12 weeks or more after your second dose. If you’ve have had a COVID-19 infection at any time after having your second dose, you should have the booster vaccine dose 12 weeks or more after the COVID-19 infection.

You can attend most walk-in clinics in our area without making an appointment or you can book an appointment on the online National Booking Service or by calling 119. Your GP surgery will also contact you to book an appointment.

A full list of all walk-in clinics can be found here. Please check the clinic you plan to attend can vaccinate your age group. More information on vaccinating children and young people can be found here.

Adults and Young People

Everyone aged 18+

Everyone aged 18 and older is eligible for 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. You can attend any walk-in clinic in our area or book an appointment on the online National Booking Service or by calling 119.

16+ with a weakened immune system

Adults and young people aged 16 and over who are severely immunosuppressed are being offered 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at GP-run clinics. Your GP or consultant will be in touch to invite you for your third dose. A full list of eligible conditions can be found here.

This third primary dose is given at least 8 weeks after your second COVID-19 vaccine and is being advised as a precautionary measure to increase immunity levels and provide a better vaccine response. It is different to a booster vaccination which you may also be eligible for. More information on the third primary dose of COVID vaccine can be found here.

COVID-19 Booster: Everyone aged 16+, children aged 12-15 with an underlying health condition, and frontline health and care staff 

Anyone aged 16 and over, those who live in care homesfrontline health and care staff, children aged 12-15 with an underlying health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 are eligible for a COVID-19 booster. 

To be eligible for a COVID-19 booster there must be at least 3 months (91 days) since your second dose. You will be contacted by the NHS or your GP when it is time to book your vaccination and you can make an appointment using the National Booking Service or by calling 119. You can also attend some walk-in clinics in our area. Please see our list of walk-in clinics for more information and check the clinic you plan to attend offers boosters.

Anyone who has had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will already have good protection from coronavirus infection. The aim of the booster programme is to provide enhanced protection for people who are at greatest risk from coronavirus.

Local vaccination sites

In Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG), we are taking a whole system approach to our Covid-19 vaccination programme. This means that our GP’s, pharmacies and large vaccination centre are working together to offer eligible people a vaccination in the most appropriate setting possible.

Vaccination sites across BNSSG include:

GP vaccination sites

GP Practices are working together in groups called Primary Care Networks to provide the vaccine at 19 sites. Read more about Primary Care Networks and their locations.

Vaccination sites run by GPs are located at:

  • Kingswood Health Centre, Kingswood, South Gloucestershire
  • Riverbank Medical Centre, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset
  • The Greenway, Greenway Community Centre, Southmead, Bristol
  • Pudding Pie Lane Surgery, Langford, North Somerset
  • Healthwest, Clifton College Preparatory School Hall, Bristol
  • Bridge View Medical Marksbury Road Branch, Bedminster, Bristol
  • Horfield Health Centre, Horfield, Bristol
  • Brockway Medical Centre, Nailsea, North Somerset
  • West Walk Surgery, Yate, South Gloucestershire
  • East Trees Health Centre, Fishponds, Bristol
  • Christchurch Family Medical Centre, Downend, South Gloucestershire
  • Shirehampton Group Practice, Shirehampton, Bristol
  • Portishead Medical Centre, North Somerset
  • Severnview Family Practice, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire
  • Stockwood Medical Centre, Bristol
  • Concord Medical Centre, Little Stoke, South Gloucestershire
  • Fishponds Family Practice, Fishponds, Bristol
  • Knowle West Healthy Living Centre, Bristol
  • Lodgeside Surgery, Kingswood, Bristol

Vaccination Centre @ UWE Bristol

Our large-scale Vaccination Centre @ UWE Bristol is open 7 days a week for booked appointments. Please visit our walk-in and bookings page for more information.

Pharmacies

We have 14 pharmacy sites offering COVID-19 vaccination clinics run by 11 community pharmacies:

  • Superdrug, Broadmead, Bristol
  • Bedminster Pharmacy (delivering vaccinations at Bedminster Methodist Church), Bedminster, Bristol
  • Billings Pharmacy, Kingswood, Bristol
  • Ellacombe Pharmacy, Longwell Green (delivering vaccinations at Longwell Green Community Centre).
  • Kellaway Pharmacy, Bristol
  • Shaunaks Pharmacy, The Hindu Temple, Bristol
  • Boots Pharmacy, The Mall Cribbs Causeway, Bristol
  • Boots Pharmacy, Imperial Retail Park, Hartcliffe, Bristol
  • Boots Pharmacy, Weston-super-Mare High Street
  • Sea Cadets, Sunnyside Road North, Weston-super-Mare
  • Locking Pharmacy, Sea Cadets, Weston-super-Mare
  • Locking Pharmacy, The Radio Wing, Weston-super-Mare
  • Jhoots Pharmacy, Avon Village Centre, St Annes, Bristol
  • Redcliffe Hill Pharmacy, Redcliffe, Bristol

Mobile vaccination clinics

As part of our Vaccination Programme, mobile outreach clinics are being carried out in the community in a variety of locations such as local community centres, mosques and temples.

If you have questions about a specific community clinic, please email bnssg.communications@nhs.net.

Walk-in clinics

Walk-in clinics are available throughout our area to make it as easy as possible for people to have their vaccination. For a full list of walk-in clinics and who can attend them, please visit this page.

You don’t need an appointment to attend a walk-in clinic, but if you know your NHS number this will help speed up registering your details.

Please be patient and kind to our staff at all times. Do stay alert to the threat of the virus and follow Government guidance.

Information on transport to vaccination sites.

What symptoms should I look out for after vaccination?

Although serious side effects following vaccination are extremely rare, if you experience any of the following from around 4 days to 4 weeks after vaccination you should contact 111 or your GP, urgently.

  • a new, severe headache which is not helped by usual painkillers or is getting worse
  • a headache which seems worse when lying down or bending over or
  • an unusual headache that may be accompanied by: blurred vision, nausea and vomiting; difficulty with your speech; weakness, drowsiness or seizures
  • new, unexplained pinprick bruising or bleeding
  • shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling or persistent abdominal pain