COVID-19 vaccines and boosters throughout west Essex
To get your 1st/2nd vaccine or booster -
Please check eligibility before booking or visiting a walk-in centre
Visiting a walk-in centre:
No appointment necessary
Just turn up
You do not need to be registered with a GP
For 1st or 2nd doses (2nd dose 8 weeks after 1st dose)
Boosters at least 3 months (91 days) after your 2nd dose of the vaccine
Please wait to be called forward if you’re not already eligible.
Would you like to help?
As you know the Booster vaccination programme is the NHS top priority and we need all the help that we can get.
All forms of support are welcomed from Marshalling to Nursing – our vaccination centres, pop ups and GP practices will all be welcoming volunteers.
If you are interested in supporting this amazing programme please get in contact via our online form - Home (hwetraininghub.org.uk)
Vaccine and booster information
When can you have your 2nd Jab?
People aged 18+ will receive their second dose from 8 weeks after their first dose
People aged 16 and 17 will be offered a second dose from 12 weeks after their first dose
Children aged 12 to 15 are now able to get their second dose of the vaccine online via the National Booking System if they have had their first dose more than twelve weeks ago.
Booster vaccines - Currently available for all people aged 16 and over. At least 3 months (91 days) since your 2nd dose of the vaccine, you can book an appointment or pop into a walk-in centre for you booster dose. Book online - NHS national booking or to book by phone call 119. Find your nearest walk-in centre
Aged 16 to 17?
If you're aged 16-17 you will be offered 2 doses of the vaccine. 2nd doses are available from 12 weeks after the first dose (8 weeks apart if you are in an at-risk group). This age group are also now eligible for a booster (at least 3 months after your 2nd dose).
You can get your vaccine at a walk-in clinic or by booking online. You may also be contacted directly by the NHS and asked to book an appointment for your vaccine. Book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment
Aged 12 to 15?
Parents and carers of children aged 12-15 years old can either wait to be contacted with further information, can now book online, or attend a walk-in clinic. Please see the 12-15 page for more information.
How long do I need to wait after testing positive for COVID-19 before I can have my vaccine?
If you are aged 18+, you can have the vaccine 28 days after a positive COVID-19 test or 28 days after your symptoms started.
If you are under 18, the latest medical advice is that you need to wait for 12 weeks after a positive test result.
Helpline 0344 2573 961
(Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm)
Or for more information go to frequently asked questions.
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> Cervical screening saves 4,500* lives a year. So, why are women in west Essex missing out?
*It's estimated cervical screening saves 4,500 in England
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