People aged 16 to 17 can now get a Covid-19
vaccine by walking into certain vaccination centres listed
here without an appointment. No need to book, they can just
turn up and get their Pfizer vaccine – they
can also use the “Grab-a-Jab” finder.
More of our vaccination centres
across north east London will start giving jabs to 16 to 17-year-olds
soon – see
the NEL HCP website for the latest information. They do
not need to come with their parent/guardian but are asked
to bring proof of age. NHS England is also writing to all
16 and 17 year olds inviting them for a vaccine.
All 16 and 17-year-olds are being offered
a first dose, with the intention of having a second at a later
Those aged 12 to 15 are already eligible for
two doses if they are at higher risk due to:
- Severe neurodisability (which could include
cerebral palsy, autism or epilepsy)
- Down's syndrome
- A severely weakened immune system, including
some children with cancer
- Profound and multiple learning difficulties
- Chronic heart, lung and liver conditions
Children of the same age who live with people
who have a suppressed immune system can also be vaccinated.
The vaccine is mainly likely to be given in
schools and parents will be asked for consent, parental consent
will be sought for vaccinations, but that children can consent
themselves (without parents) if deemed competent. Those aged
16 and 17 don't need parental permission, unless there are
You need to:
- Have 2 doses of the coronavirus vaccine at
- Book both appointments at the same time
- Get the 2nd dose 11 to 12 weeks after getting
your 1st dose
You can use this service for someone else.
If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you
should wait 4 weeks from the date you had the test before
you book an appointment.
If you're under 30, you will not be offered
appointments for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. There may
be fewer appointments available or you may have to travel
If you already have appointments booked,
- View your appointments
- Cancel your appointments
- Book appointments again
will ask you some questions first, so we can find your bookings.
You must be registered with a GP surgery in
England to use this service. You
can register with a GP if you do not have one.
“The surgery is unable to issue
a letter or certificate confirming your vaccination status
for overseas travel. Please
see Government guidance for further information. Proof
of your vaccination status is visible within the NHSapp, which
is available for Apple
and Android devices.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS Covid-19
helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you.
This must be at least five days after you have completed your
course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to seven
days to reach you.
Please check Foreign Office and local travel
advice for specific details of whether proof of vaccination
status is accepted at your destination. The majority of countries,
the UK, still require arrivals to participate in a Covid-19
testing, isolation and/or quarantine regime, regardless of
their vaccination status.”
links come from trusted sources, however, if you are unsure
about them or any other medical concerns, contact your doctor
or pharmacist for further advice
updated on Friday 29th October 2021