What can I have?
- If you are 12 to 15, you can have one vaccine;
- If you are 16 and 17, you can have one vaccine;
- If you are 18 and over (and about to turn 18 in three months), you can have two vaccines.
How can I get my jab?
If you’re aged 16 and over you can:
If you or your child is aged 12 to 15 and at higher risk from COVID-19, you will be contacted by a local NHS service such as a GP led vaccination service to arrange your appointment.
If you or your child is aged 12 to 15, they will be offered a vaccination at school in the majority of cases. Parental consent will be sought before the day of the vaccination session.
Read more about the vaccination for young people, including frequently asked questions.
Where can I get my jab?
You can see all of the available vaccination services on the following pages for each area:
You can also see the latest list of walk-in sessions where no appointment is needed.
Warning over COVID vaccination scams
Unfortunately, there are fraudulent texts and email messages about vaccinations being sent to patients.
Protecting yourself against fraud
- The COVID-19 vaccination is ONLY available from the NHS and it is free – you will never be asked to pay for it or give your bank details.
- If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.
- If you receive a text or email that you believe to be fraudulent please delete it.
- If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.
Please be assured that even if you don’t respond to a genuine message because you are worried it could be fraudulent, you will remain on the vaccination list and be contacted again.
How to spot an official NHS text message
- An official NHS text message will include specific details such as the name of your GP practice or group of practices working on behalf of your GP. It may also include details of the vaccination centre. Scam text messages and emails usually don’t include his information.
- An official NHS text message from the national booking system will be a reminder text so will include details of your booked appointment such as date, time and location.
- Remember, the NHS will NEVER ask you to pay for your vaccination or ask for your bank details.