Covid Vaccination Information

A guide to the COVID-19 autumn booster

People aged 50 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, those aged 5 years and over in a clinical risk group and health and social care staff will be offered a booster of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine this autumn.  Appointments will be available from the National Booking Service short. 

COVID-19: A guide to the autumn booster (

Published on 8th Sep 2022

COVID-19 vaccination status

COVID-19 vaccination status is available for people living in England, for international travel, via the NHS  App or by calling 119 to request a letter copy.  In addition, it is now possible to request a copy of the letter via the NHS website.  People should note that it may take up to five working days to arrive by post.  People should wait five working days AFTER they have had the vaccine for the system to be updated. 

Published on 8th Sep 2022

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

Please follow the link below to find out how to demonstrate Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status to show that you've had the full course of the COVID-19 vaccine and access this status when travelling abroad.




Published on 8th Sep 2022

Covid-19 guidance is changing

Covid-19 guidance is changing

Make sure you know what you should do to protect yourself and those around you

Published on 18th Mar 2022

Response to AstraZeneca blood clotting concerns

New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19
This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the
Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who
have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca
Covid-19 vaccine.
The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have
emphasised that the risk of this condition is extremely small and that the benefits of
the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people. They have
recommended that:

  • Everyone who has had the AstraZeneca vaccine should still have a second
    dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, irrespective of age, unless they have had a
    blood clot or have an existing risk of thrombosis (blood clotting)
  • People aged 30 and over or who have a health condition that puts them at
    higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease should still be offered the Oxford
    AstraZeneca vaccine. The benefits in protecting them against the serious
    consequences of COVID-19 outweigh any risk of this rare condition.
  • People aged 18-29 who do not have a health condition that puts them at
    higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease will be offered an alternative Covid-19
    vaccine where available. (This has been recommended as a precaution as
    people under 30 are at less risk from Covid-19 and not because they are
    considered to be at particular risk of developing the rare blood clot.)
  • People under 30 can still choose to have the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine if
    this will mean they can be protected more quickly and they have been made
    aware of the guidance.
  • Please see the leaflet below that has been produced by Public Health England and
    the NHS to answer any questions you may have  COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting.pdf

Published on 12th Apr 2021