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Get your Covid-19 vaccination

If you are eligible for a seasonal spring Covid-19 top-up vaccination before 31 June 2024, you will be contacted by the NHS. Alternatively, you can self-declare using the online National Booking Service. Those eligible are:

  • adults aged 75 years and over (by 30 June 2024)
  • residents in care homes for older adults (by 30 June 2024)
  • people aged 6 months and over who have a severely weakened immune system due to certain health conditions

Our GPs are visiting adult care homes and offering eligible people who are housebound a spring Covid-19 vaccine. The National Booking Service is also now open, offering spring Covid-19 vaccination appointments in our area for people aged 5 and over. A link to the National Booking Service is below, along with information about walk-in vaccination clinics in our area.

If you have a young child aged 6 months to 4 years who is entitled to a Covid-19 vaccination this spring, please email vaccinations@nbt.nhs.uk to make an appointment.

Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, including patients undergoing chemotherapy leading to immunosuppression, patients
undergoing radical radiotherapy, solid organ transplant recipients, bone marrow or stem cell transplant recipients, HIV infection at all stages, multiple myeloma or genetic disorders affecting the immune system (e.g. IRAK-4, NEMO, complement disorder, SCID).
Individuals who are receiving immunosuppressive or immunomodulating biological therapy including, but not limited to, anti-TNF, alemtuzumab, ofatumumab, rituximab, patients receiving protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors, and individuals treated with steroid sparing agents such as cyclophosphamide and mycophenolate mofetil.
Individuals treated with or likely to be treated with systemic steroids for more than a month at a dose equivalent to prednisolone at 20mg or more per day for adults.
Anyone with a history of haematological malignancy, including leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
Those who require long term immunosuppressive treatment for conditions including, but not limited to, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, scleroderma and psoriasis.

Some immunosuppressed patients may have a suboptimal immunological response to the vaccine (see Immunosuppression and HIV).

Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, including:

• those undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, solid organ transplant
recipients, bone marrow or stem cell transplant recipients

• genetic disorders affecting the immune system (e.g. deficiencies of IRAK-4 or NEMO, complement disorder, SCID)

• those with haematological malignancy, including leukaemia and lymphoma

• those receiving immunosuppressive or immunomodulating biological therapy

• those treated with or likely to be treated with high or moderate dose corticosteroids

• those receiving any dose of non-biological oral immune modulating drugs e.g. methotrexate, azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine or mycophenolate

• those with auto-immune diseases who may require long term immunosuppressive treatments

Children who are about to receive planned immunosuppressive therapy should be considered for vaccination prior to commencing therapy.

National Booking Service

Anyone aged 5 and over who is eligible for a spring Covid-19 vaccination can book their appointment appointment at a GP clinic, community pharmacy or community vaccination centre using the online National Booking Service (NBS) or by phoning 119 for free (between 7am and 11pm). New appointments are added, regularly, so please keep trying if you don’t find a suitable appointment.

Book your vaccination on the National Booking Service

Walk-in Clinics in Our Area

You can attend local walk-in community vaccination clinics without booking an appointment, if you are eligible. You can also visit a walk-in clinic to ask our NHS vaccinators any questions you may have about Covid-19 vaccination.

  • All clinics have limited capacity. We will always do our best to vaccinate everyone who attends a clinic; however, due to the nature of not knowing how many people will attend a walk-in clinic, it is not always possible. You can book a vaccination appointment using the National Booking Service (link above) or calling 119.
  • If you have a suspected or confirmed Covid-19 infection, please wait until you have recovered and no longer have symptoms before having your seasonal vaccination.
  • We make every effort to ensure the information about future walk-in clinics on this page is correct; however, please check the details on the day of the clinic to ensure nothing has changed.
  • Some local pharmacies are now offering walk-ins for Covid-19 spring top-up vaccination, if you are eligible. Visit the NHS website for a current list of pharmacies.

Saturday 18 May: 9am – 5.30pm

  • Knowle West Healthy Living Centre, Knowle West Health Park, 5 Downton Rd, Bristol BS4 1WH (map)
  • Covid-19 spring top-up vaccinations (9am – 5.30pm)

Tuesday 21 May: 10am – 4.30pm

  • Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, Bristol, BS5 6AW (map)
  • Covid-19 spring top-up vaccination for over 18s (10am – midday and 1pm – 4.30pm), also MMR vaccination for ages 6+ (1pm – 4pm)

Wednesday 22 May: 10am – 4.30pm

  • St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, Bristol, BS2 9TJ (map)
  • Covid-19 spring top-up vaccination for over 18s (10am – 12.30pm), 12-17 year olds (3pm – 5pm), 5-11 year olds (3.30pm – 4.30pm)

Saturday 8 June: 1pm – 5pm

  • St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, Bristol, BS2 9TJ (map)
  • Covid-19 spring top-up vaccination for ages 5+ (1pm – 5pm), also MMR vaccination ages 6+ (1pm – 5pm)

Tuesday 18 June: 10am – 4pm

  • Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, Bristol, BS5 6AW (map)
  • Covid-19 spring top-up vaccination for over 18s (10am – 4pm), 12-17 year olds (3pm – 4pm), also MMR vaccination ages 6+ (2pm – 4.30pm)

Year-round vaccination for people who become severely immunosuppressed

People who receive a bone marrow transplant, and many individuals who receive chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy, may need to repeat their first and second doses of the Covid vaccination (revaccination).

If you have started treatment that severely weakens your immune system please check with your specialist and, if revaccination is required, email vaccinations@nbt.nhs.net to arrange an appointment.

Important information

You do not have to be registered with a GP, have an NHS number or be documented in order to have your vaccination. If you are in this position, please attend a walk-in clinic or contact a GP to book your vaccination, explaining your situation.

When you come for your vaccination, please bring your NHS number if you know it, and remember to eat and drink before your appointment.

Please do not come for your vaccination if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have had a positive lateral flow test. If you have tested positive for Covid-19 you must wait 28 days before you are vaccinated if you are over 18 and 12 weeks if you are under 18.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about the Covid vaccine or seasonal booster please visit our frequently asked questions page.

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