Who can get the COVID vaccine?

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Who can get vaccinated?

A Haringey resident receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

The NHS is currently offering the 1st and 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine to: 

  • people aged 12 and over
  • people at high risk from coronavirus (clinically vulnerable) (external link)
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • health and social care workers
  • people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • people with a learning disability
  • people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus

Please note that the interval between 1st and 2nd dose for most groups is 8 weeks, however for 12-15 year olds, the interval is 12 weeks.

If you’ve had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait 4 weeks before booking any of your COVID-19 vaccines, starting from the date you had the test.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine

A COVID-19 booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19. Booster vaccine doses are available for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a second vaccine dose at least 3 months ago (91 days).

People currently eligible for the COVID-19 booster jab are:

  • people aged 16 and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • people aged 12 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • carers
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have a booster dose. This is now when 3 months have passed since your 2nd dose. However, you can now book a booster dose appointment online (external link) up to a month ahead of when you are eligible to receive it.

The NHS North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group has a list of frequently asked questions about the vaccine (external link).

If you don't have an NHS number

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to everyone in the UK. This includes all migrants. Your asylum or immigration status does not affect this. The NHS will not share your information with the Home Office, Police or other authorities.

If you do not have an NHS number, see the COVID-19: vaccine information for people without an NHS number - GOV.UK (external link) 

You will find information and a letter available in many community languages that you may find helpful if you want to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Further information and guidance

The Pfizer, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines are currently being used in Haringey.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advises that people under 40 without other health conditions should be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. You will be offered the right vaccine for your age group.

For more info see: 

For further advice on risk groups, including clear definitions, see GOV.UK:

More information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available on the NHS website (external link) and Public Health England website (external link).


Click here to access translated or easy read information on vaccines on the government website (external link).

For information on the COVID-19 vaccine in different languages, please visit the Doctors of the World website (external link) who have translated guidance into most languages. 

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Page last updated:

January 17, 2022