Are you eligible for the free covid vaccine?

You may be called by your GP Practice, invited to book online or by phone, or could call into a drop-in session.

The National Booking System is available here.

Everyone is welcome for their Covid vaccine, even if you have said no and changed your mind.

Everyone aged over 12 is eligible for free covid vaccination.

If you are aged over 18 you can come now for your 1st or 2nd jab (at least 8 weeks after).

Over 50, clinically vulnerable, frontline health and social care workers (JCVI cohorts 1-9 including unpaid carers) – Now eligible for a booster jab at least 6 months after the 2nd - you will be contacted by the NHS when you are eligible.

Immunosuppressed – Eligible for a third dose at least 8 weeks after the 2nd, will be identified and called by their GP.

Clinically vulnerable 12-17 - will be identified by GP and called for 2 doses.

Most people aged 12-17 will be offered ONE jab.

Most people aged 12-15 – will be offered the jab through their school, with parents required to sign consent form

Most people aged 16-17 – can attend a walk-in site or may be able to book with their GP.

When you go for your jab you will be expected to wear a face covering in line with guidance around healthcare settings.

You can now have your flu jab at the same time as your covid jab.

For any questions in relation to Covid Passes/Passports please see below for more information. If you need more advice call 119 or visit: 
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-covid-pass

Your local GP practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

 


You can find out more about drop-ins here:

North Cumbria - https://northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/dropins
Nationwide - https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site

Our Primary Care Teams are delivering the vaccine across the county. There are also bookable options in Cumbria:

North

•    Carlisle – Boots in English Street
•    Carlisle - Pharmacy in St Paul's Church, Lonsdale Street
•    Carlisle – Harraby Community Centre
•    Carlisle - Well Pharmacy on Blackwell Road
•    Cockermouth - Allison’s at The Globe Hotel  
•    Kirkby Stephen – Upper Eden Baptist Church – Green Tree Pharmacy, Victoria Square
•    Penrith – Conference Centre at the Rugby Club
•    Penrith – Penrith Auction Mart Vaccination Centre on Skirsgill Lane
•    Seascale Pharmacy, Gosforth Road
•    Workington - Pharmacy2U at Dunmail Park
•    Workington - Moorclose Pharmacy, Westfield Drive
•    Workington - Seaton Pharmacy on Main Road in Seaton
•    Whitehaven - Seacliffe Pharmacy in Kells
•    Whitehaven - Mirehouse Pharmacy Meadow Road in Mirehouse
•    Whitehaven - Tesco in store Pharmacy, North Shore
•    Whitehaven - Pharmacy at Market Place


South

•    Ambleside – Thomas Bell Pharmacy
•    Grasmere Pharmacy
•    Kendal – Westmorland Shopping Centre
•    Ulverston – Glaxo Sports Centre


Keep following the hands, face and space guidance after you've had your vaccination where appropriate. This is to make sure that while you have protection, you don’t pass covid on to other people.

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All adults in England can now book their COVID-19 jab


From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine.

Vaccine status will be available from: 

•    the NHS App which you can download from app stores 
•    the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access these online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

Your local GP practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.


When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.
 

Advice if you are pregnant from Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Chief Midwifery Officer for England, said: “The COVID-19 jab can keep you, your baby and your loved ones, safe and out of hospital. You can receive vaccination at any time in pregnancy, but the risks that unvaccinated pregnant women face of becoming severely unwell if they catch COVID-19 show exactly why we advise you to do so as soon as possible."

Note: you can now have your flu jab at the same time as your covid jab.

 

 


If you are a vegan or a vegetarian the links below might be useful information.
 

 

Why do I need to keep following the guidelines after I have had my vaccine?
Keep following the hands, face and space guidance after you've had your vaccination. This is to make sure that while you have protection, you don’t pass covid on to other people. We must do all we can to look after each other and help reduce the spread of covid.
 

You can also find national information about the vaccine here: 

More information about the vaccine – any further questions may be answered here 

Everything you need to know about what’s in the vaccines and how they’re made can be found here


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