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FAQs Community Pharmacy COVID19 vaccination

Frequently Asked Questions for Community Pharmacy COVID19 vaccinations

 

How to book your COVID19 vaccination at community pharmacies

Map instructions

There are 2 maps, select the correct one for the vaccination of your choice

1. Flu, Moderna primary and Moderna Booster

For the Flu, Moderna primary or Moderna booster map

2. Astra Zeneca
For the Astrazeneca map:
Click on the map and search for a pharmacy close to or most convenient for you

**Please note booking systems on the map belong to the individual pharmacies and not Health and Social Care – for issues or queries in relation to booking contact the pharmacy **

General Reminders

You will need proof of your identity in order to receive your vaccination. This ideally should be photographic ID (showing proof of your date of birth), such as passport or driving licence. If this is not available, please contact the pharmacy to see what other forms of identification can be used. If you do not have the required proof of identification, you will not be able to receive your vaccination.

If you book with a community pharmacy but are not eligible, your appointment may be cancelled.

Each pharmacy will be operating different clinic dates and times. They will also have different arrangements in place for booking appointments. Please contact your desired pharmacy for more information on their individual procedures.

Please do not book multiple appointments at different pharmacies or booking sites as this reduces the number of appointments available.

Please do not attend the pharmacy or vaccination appointment if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Instead contact the pharmacy to get advice and rearrange your appointment.

You will be required to wear a face covering (unless exempt). Please also check with the pharmacy if they have any additional infection control procedures in place that you will need to comply with.

Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant and have not yet received your first vaccination or have received your first Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination, you can be vaccinated via the Community Pharmacy COVID-19 vaccination service at those pharmacies providing Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations.

If you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant and have received your first vaccination of AstraZeneca, you can be vaccinated with your second dose of AstraZeneca via the Community Pharmacy COVID-19 vaccination service at those pharmacies providing AstraZeneca.

If you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant and you have been offered the COVID-19 booster vaccine because you belong to one of the at risk groups or are a frontline healthcare worker or you belong to one of the eligible age groups, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is urging pregnant women eligible for the COVID-19 booster vaccine to take up offer.

Please speak to your Obstetric provider or midwife for further advice about getting the COVID-19 vaccination.

Accessibility for visually impaired users

If you are blind or partially sighted and need help getting the details of your local participating pharmacy, please contact RNIB at 0303 123 9999. Please note: this is not a booking line and the operator cannot help organise any vaccination appointments.

RNIB are ready to answer your call Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm*. The email address is: helpline@rnib.org.uk

*Calls cost no more than a standard rate call to a 01 or 02 number, and count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. The price of calls varies between different providers, including between landline and mobile companies, so check with your provider if you are unsure.