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What do I need to know about my appointment?

Come alone. Please do not bring children, friends or other family with you unless you need assistance.

Don’t come if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive.

You must bring photo ID and proof of your age, e.g. passport, driving licence, electoral card, or travel pass. Photo identification which has passed its expiration date is acceptable.

If you are in the clinically extremely vulnerable group (and aged 16 or over at 31st March 2021) you must bring your shielding letter. If you do not have this you will not be able to receive your vaccination.

If you do not have a photo ID, vaccination centres may accept identification which verifies name and date of birth, e.g. JAM cards, brain injury identity cards and carers identification.

Vaccination centres may also accept letters verifying identify and date of birth from organisations or members of a professional body to whom they may be known, on headed paper or officially stamped, e.g. charities such as Women’s Aid, Probation Service, a solicitor, member of the clergy, etc.

If in doubt please contact the vaccination centre to confirm what form of identification they will accept.

Before getting the vaccine

The vaccination centre staff will check your details before you get your vaccine. The nurse or doctor will ask you some questions for your safety before you get a vaccine – you should answer these as accurately as possible. If you are attending the vaccination centre with someone who is unable to answer these questions, you will need to answer these questions for them. If you are unable to answer these questions we will be unable to give a vaccine and referral back to GP will be advised.

After getting the vaccine

You may be asked to wait for 15 minutes after your vaccination before you can go home. Vaccination centre staff will give you a vaccine card. You should keep this safe and bring it back at your next appointment.

Updated: 2 months ago Posted: January 27, 2021 12:04 pm Share: