Are you due your second vaccine?

Published on: Monday 29 March 2021

Why is it important I have both doses of the vaccine?

It's important you have both doses of the vaccine to ensure you have the maximum level of protection from Coronavirus.

When will I have my second vaccine booked?

If your GP booked you in for your first vaccine they will also book you for your second dose 11-12 weeks later. Please note your GP may not call to book you in until close to the time your second vaccine is due at 11-12 weeks. We recognise this is causing concern and thank you for your patience.

If you booked your first vaccine through one of the online booking systems, you will be able to book your second vaccine for 11-12 weeks later through the national booking system. You can do this as soon as the day after you have had your first vaccine. 

What happens if more than 12 weeks passes before I have my second vaccine?

If for any reason you miss having your second vaccine 12 weeks after your first, please make sure you book-in and have it as soon as possible. 

Where will I go for my second vaccine?

It’s quick and simple to book at or by phoning 119, and the vaccines are safe and effective.

If you already have an appointment over the coming weeks, whether for your first or second dose, this remains in place and it’s really important that you attend it as planned.

You will need to return to the same venue that you had your first vaccine for your second.

I haven't had my first jab?

If you are 50 or over, have a health condition that puts you at greater risk, or are a health or social care worker – and you haven’t booked your first dose yet, the time to do so is right now.

People eligible for the vaccine now are:

  • people aged 50 and over

  • who are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)

  • people who are at moderate risk from coronavirus (clinically vulnerable)

  • people who live or work in care homes

  • health and social care workers

  • people who are eligible for Carer's Allowance – find out more about Carer's allowance on GOV.UK