COVID-19 vaccinations across our local area

Who is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine?

The lifesaving Covid-19 vaccine is available, free of charge, to everyone aged 5 and over in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG).

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

  • Each week the NHS publishes data on vaccinations. You can find the latest figures here.
  • You can find answers to commonly asked questions about the vaccination programme in our Questions & Answers

Covid-19 Spring Boosters

Spring boosters are now being offered to people who are at greatest risk from COVID-19 infection. Which includes:

    • everyone aged 75 and over,
    • people who live in care homes for older people, and
    • people aged 12 and over with a weakened immune system, for example, due to cancer treatment. This will be the fifth dose for people who are severely immunosuppressed.

Many people in these groups had their first booster 6 months ago and this additional Spring booster will help protect them from COVID-19 over the summer months and reduce their chances of needing hospital treatment if they do catch the virus.

The NHS will contact you when it’s time to have your Spring booster or you can book an appointment for 6 months after your first booster. Your GP will be in touch to invite you to a clinic or you can book an appointment using the online National Booking Service or by calling 119. You can also attend a walk-in clinic. Details of all vaccination options in our area can be found here.


5 to 11 year olds

Children aged 5-11 are now eligible to have the Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine will provide your child with good protection against severe illness from Covid-19 and hospitalisation. Full details of eligibility can be found here in table 4. If you think your child is eligible for a Covid vaccine and you have not been invited, please contact your GP.

Below is a list of the Covid-19 vaccinations that 5 to 11 year olds can have.

  • General 5-11 year olds: First dose and second dose (3 months/12 weeks after first) of the paediatric Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine.  If your child has had Coronavirus: please do not attend for a vaccination unless it is 12 weeks after the first day of having had Covid-19.
  • 5-11 year olds who are clinically extremely vulnerable or household contacts of severely immunosuppressed: First dose and second dose (2 months/8 weeks after first) of the paediatric Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine and a booster dose.  If your child has had Coronavirus: please do not attend for a vaccination unless it is 4 weeks after the first day of having had Covid-19.

We are running dedicated bookable clinics for children at GP practices, community pharmacies and the Vaccination Centre @ UWE Bristol. A few locations are also offering walk-in clinics, where no appointment is needed, and details can be found on this page.

More information on vaccinating children and young people can be found here.


12 to 15 year olds     

Below is a list of the Covid-19 vaccinations that 12 to 15 year olds are eligible for.

  • General population: First dose and second dose (12 weeks after first).  If your child has had Coronavirus: please do not attend for a vaccination unless it is 12 weeks after the first day of having had Covid-19.
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable or household contacts of severely immunosuppressed: First dose, second dose (8 weeks after first), first booster (12 weeks after second dose), second booster (24 weeks after first booster). If your child has had Coronavirus: please do not attend for a vaccination unless it is 4 weeks after the first day of having had Covid-19.
  • Please email bnssg.massvaccination@nhs.net to arrange a booster appointment.
  • Severely immunosuppressed: First, second (2 months/8 weeks after first), third dose (2 months/8 weeks after second), booster (3 months/12 weeks after third) and second booster (24 weeks after first booster).
  • Please email bnssg.massvaccination@nhs.net to arrange a third dose and booster appointment.

If your child is clinically extremely vulnerable, severely immunosuppressed or a household contact of someone who is severely immunosuppressed, they must bring proof of eligibility to their second, third or booster vaccination appointments. This could be a text message, email or letter from their consultant or GP inviting your child for a third dose, or a letter from their GP or consultant about their health condition or circumstances. A full list of eligible conditions can be found here.

You can access vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds in the following ways:

  • Parents/carers can book an appointment at a dedicated 12 to 15 year old GP or Vaccination Centre clinic using the online National Booking Service or by calling 119.
  • The large-scale Vaccination Centre @ UWE Bristol and some other sites offer walk-in vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds. Click here for details.
  • We have run first dose Covid-19 vaccination clinics at all the secondary schools in our area and are re-visiting most to offer second dose clinics.

More information on vaccinating children and young people can be found here.


16 and 17 year olds

Below is a list of the Covid-19 vaccinations that 16 -17 3/4  year olds are eligible for.

  • General population: First dose, second dose (12 weeks after first) and booster (12 weeks after second). If you have had Coronavirus: please do not attend for a vaccination unless it is 12 weeks after the first day of having had Covid-19
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable and household contacts of severely immunosuppressed: First dose, second dose (8 weeks after first), booster (12 weeks after second dose). If you have had Coronavirus: please do not attend for a vaccination unless it is 4 weeks after the first day of having had Covid-19
  • Severely immunosuppressed: First, second (8 weeks after first), third dose (8 weeks after second) first booster (12 weeks after third dose), second booster (24 weeks after first booster).

16 and 17 3/4 year olds can attend most walk-in clinics in our area without making an appointment. A full list of all walk-in clinics can be found here. Please check that the clinic you plan to attend can vaccinate your age group). Alternatively, your GP surgery will also contact you to book an appointment or you can book an appointment on the online National Booking Service or by calling 119.


Adults aged 18 and over

Below is a list of the Covid-19 vaccinations that people aged 18 and over are eligible for.

  • General population (including clinically extremely vulnerable and household contacts of severely immunosuppressed): First dose, second dose (2 months/8 weeks after first) and booster (3 months/12 weeks after second). If you have had Coronavirus: please do not attend for a vaccination unless it is 4 weeks after the first day of having had Covid-19
  • People aged 75 and over: second booster this Spring (6 months/24 weeks after first booster).
  • Severely immunosuppressed: First, second (2 months/8 weeks after first), third dose (2 months/8 weeks after second) and first booster (3 months/12 weeks after third), second booster (24 weeks after first booster).

You can attend a walk-in clinics in our area without making an appointment. A full list of all walk-in clinics can be found here. Alternatively, your GP surgery will also contact you to book an appointment or you can book an appointment on the online National Booking Service or by calling 119.


Local vaccination sites

In our area, 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 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, where no appointment is needed, 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 be documented or to be registered with the NHS 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.