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If you are aged 70 or over and haven’t been contacted by the NHS yet, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy:
The COVID-19 vaccination sites are run by NHS staff and have extra measures in place to keep you safe during your visit.
If you have already had your first dose or have an upcoming booking, either at UCLH, through your GP, or at a mass vaccination centre, you don’t need to take any further action at this time. Or, if you would rather have an appointment at your GP, please wait for an invitation from your GP.
UCLH are also contacting all eligible patients to book COVID-19 vaccinations. You will receive a text message or email with details on how to book onto the uclh.covmis.co.uk system.
No. You will still need to make an appointment in advance before going to any vaccination service. This is important because booking slots are carefully managed to allow for social distancing and the number of appointments is based on the supply available that day.
No. It is easier if you do have your NHS number, but if you don’t both the NHS booking website and phone line can still book appointments using other details, provided you are registered with a GP practice.
You can find your NHS number on the NHS App or at www.
You may already have an NHS number but just don’t know it. If you don’t know your NHS number, you can find out if you have one and what it is at: https://
If you don’t have an NHS number this is likely to be because you are not registered with a GP. If this is the case, we would recommend speaking with your local practice about registering.
As well as getting access to Covid-19 vaccines, being registered with a GP also means you are invited to important health checks such as for cancer or heart disease, and can access care easier when you need it.
More information on registering with a GP is available at https://
The NHS national booking service also handles booking for pharmacy-led vaccination services, of which there are around 200 across the country. Only a small number of people don’t live within travelling distance of at least one of these services.
Alternatively, you can also choose to wait to be contacted by your local GP services. If they haven’t been in contact already, this will be soon.
If you are 70 or over or on the Shielded Patient List, then it is likely that you have been contacted by the NHS already. If you haven’t, this could be for a number of reasons, but is most likely to be because you are not registered with a GP or have recently moved, and we therefore don’t have your contact details.
If you have never registered with a GP or haven’t been to a GP for a number of years, we would recommend speaking with your local practice about registering.
As well as getting access to COVID-19 vaccines, being registered with a GP also means you are invited to important health checks such as for cancer or heart disease, and can access care easier when you need it.
More information on registering with a GP is available at https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/gps/how-to-register-with-a-gp-surgery.
If you need to rearrange an appointment that you booked through the NHS website, you can do this through the ‘manage your appointments’ section on the booking page.
If you booked through 119, you can also ring to rearrange your appointment.
If you can’t attend your appointment for any reason, please cancel or rearrange it so that the appointment slot can be given to someone else who needs it.
Yes. Only those who have had a vaccination recorded are marked on our system and are therefore unable to book again.
No. Unless you are aged 70 or over or on the Shielded Patients List you will not be able to book an appointment.
If you receive a letter for someone who does not live at your address anymore, please return to sender in the usual way so that our records can be updated.
No. For the moment this only applies to people aged 70 and over and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.
When the time comes to start vaccinating other priority groups, this will be by invitation only so that we can manage the supplies of vaccines available in the fairest possible way.
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