The COVID-19 vaccines currently available are given in 2 doses. You usually have the 2nd dose 8 to 12 weeks after the 1st dose. Click here for information on where you can go in Camden to be vaccinated. Many take walk-ins, where you don’t need to book in advance.
You can book your 1st and 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccination appointments online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy if you or your child are aged 5 years old or over.
If you’ve already had your 1st dose, you can still book a 2nd dose using this service.
If you’re aged 18 years old or over
If you’re 18 years old or over and booking the 2nd dose using this service, you’ll be offered appointments from 8 weeks after your 1st dose.
If you or your child are under 18 years old
If you or your child are under 18 years old and booking the 2nd dose using this service, you’ll be offered appointments from 12 weeks after your 1st dose.
If you or your child are at a high risk from COVID-19, you’re eligible for a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after your 1st dose. This service will offer you appointments from 12 weeks after your 1st dose. To get your 2nd dose from 8 weeks, please either:
- contact your GP surgery
- go to a walk-in site with a letter from a GP that says you’re eligible for a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after your 1st dose
- Moderna vaccine
- Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
- Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
- Janssen vaccine (available later this year)
- You cannot usually choose which vaccine you have. When you book, you’ll only be offered appointments for vaccines that are suitable for you.
Most people can have any of the COVID-19 vaccines, but some people are only offered certain vaccines.
- if you’re pregnant or under 40 you’ll usually be offered appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine
- if you’re under 18, you’ll only be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
You should have the same vaccine for both doses unless you had serious side effects (such as a serious allergic reaction) after your 1st dose.
You can get vaccinated against COVID-19 if you’re aged 16 or over and:
- you’re pregnant or think you might be
- you’re breastfeeding
- you’re trying for a baby or might get pregnant in the future
The vaccines you’ll be offered depends if you’re pregnant and how old you are. The vaccines cannot give you or your baby COVID-19.
- a sore arm where the needle went in
- feeling tired
- a headache
- feeling achy
- feeling or being sick
- You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol if you need to.
If you have a high temperature you may have coronavirus or another infection. If your symptoms get worse or you are worried, call 111.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective and gives you the best protection against coronavirus. You can report any suspected side effects using the Coronavirus Yellow Card safety scheme.
Please visit the NHS website for more information.
- aged 18 years old and over
- aged 16 or 17 years old with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19
- aged 16 or 17 years old and a frontline health and social care worker
Although you can pre-book a booster from 2 months (61 days) after your 2nd dose, the appointment dates you’ll be offered will be from 3 months (91 days) after your 2nd dose.
Find out more about the booster vaccine here.
What to do if you have Coronavirus symptoms
- You have a health conditionn which means you’re eligible for COVID-19 treatments
- You’re going into hospital
- You work in the NHS or in adult social care
You can buy lateral flow kits from local and highstreet pharmacies. A single test from Boots costs £2.
Hands: Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
Face: wear a face-covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
Space: stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings).