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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Covid Vaccination Programme

If you or a member of your family require a Covid vaccination this should help you book an appointment.

Children aged 12 – 15 without any underlying heath conditions

This group will be offered a single dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccination, with the initial offer made by the School aged Immunisation Service and delivered at school. Once completed unvaccinated individuals will be offered the opportunity to be vaccinated via the Large Vaccination Centres (see below) or Local Vaccination Service (see below).

Children aged 12 – 15 who have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk or a child in this age group who lives in the household of someone who is Immunocompromised

They will be offered 2 doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine with a minimum gap of 8 weeks. This vaccination will need to be delivered via the Local Vaccination Service (see below).

People aged 16 and 17 without any underlying health conditions

They will be offered a single dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine unless they are aged 17 ¾ or older where they will be offered 2 doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine with a minimum gap of 8 weeks between the doses. These vaccinations can be delivered via the Large Vaccination Centres (see below), Local Vaccination Service (see below) or Community Pharmacies.

Pregnant women

They will be offered 2 doses of an approved Covid vaccine with a minimum gap of 8 weeks between doses. These vaccinations can be delivered via the Large Vaccination Centres (see below), Local Vaccination Service (see below) or Community Pharmacies (see below).

People who are Immunosuppressed

These people may be contacted by practices, or via a letter from the hospital. They will normally require a 3rd dose of Pfizer Covid vaccine to complete the primary course and will then need a booster dose 6 months after the 3rd dose.

These vaccinations can be given a via the Large Vaccination Centres (see below), Local Vaccination Service (see below) or Community Pharmacies (see below).

Children aged 11 and less

Currently in this country there is not a licenced Covid vaccine for children in this age group and therefore this is not available.

How to book an appointment

Local Vaccination Service

Waterlooville Health Centre. You will be contacted by telephone, email or SMS text message to book an appointment when you are eligible.

Large Vaccination Centres (also call Mass Vaccination Centres)

Phone 119 or book via the National Booking Service by putting ‘national booking service’ into your search engine.

Community Pharmacies

Phone 119 or book via the National Booking Service by putting ‘national booking service’ into your search engine.

Vaccines

There are currently two vaccines available; the Pfizer/BiNtech and the Oxford/AstraZeneca. You will be required to have two doses and it is important that you have the same type of vaccination for both the first and second doses.

Pfizer/BioNtech

Any person with a history of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reation) to this vaccine or an ingredient of the vaccine should not be vaccinated with this medicine.

The ingredients of thie Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine can be found here (in section 6).

Possible side effects:

Very Common
(Over 1 in 10)
Common
(up to 1 in 10)
Uncommon
(up to 1 in 100)
Pain at the injection site. Tiredness. Headache. Muscle pain. Chills/fever. Joint pain. Injection site swelling. Redness at injection site. Nausea Enlarged lymph nodes. Feeling unwell

Oxford/AstraZeneca

Any person with a history of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) to this vaccine or an ingredient of the vaccine should not be vaccinated with this medicine.

The ingredients of this Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine can be found here (in section 6).

Possible side effects:

Very Common
(Over 1 in 10)
Common
(up to 1 in 10)
Uncommon
(up to 1 in 100)
Tenderness, pain, warmth, redness, itching, swelling or bruising where the injection is given. Generally feeling unwell. Feeling tired (fatigue). Chills or feeling feverish. Headache. Feeling sick (nausea). Joint pain or Muscle ache. A lump at the injection site. Fever. Being sick (vomiting). Flu-like symptoms, such as high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, cough and chills Feeling dizzy. Decreased appetite. Abdominal pain. Enlarged lymph nodes. Excessive sweating, itchy skin or rash
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