More than four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Anyone aged 12 and over can access a jab and children aged five to 11 are also eligible for a special paediatric dose.

You can access your vaccine at any number of locations including vaccination centres, GP surgeries, participating pharmacies, and local pop-up locations. You can book an appointment through the National Booking Service or find your nearest walk-in site offering jabs for your chosen age group.

If you have a booked appointment, please do attend wherever possible, or cancel or move your slot if you are unable to attend for any reason.

Changing a vaccine appointment booked through the National Booking Service

If you booked your original appointment through the National Booking Service and need to change it, please visit the website again or call 119 between 8am and 8pm. Calls to 119 are free from mobiles and landlines. They can provide support in over 200 languages.

Changing a vaccine appointment booked through your GP practice

If you booked your appointment through your GP practice and need to change it, please follow the link you received via text message (Acubook). Please do not call your GP practice directly.

Unsure what your appointment time is or want to find your nearest walk-in service?

You can contact the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Helpline on 0300 561 0018 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 1pm at weekends. You can also find your nearest walk-in vaccination site on the NHS website.


Below is some key information about accessing the vaccine.

  • Via a local GP service: GP practices are working together across the county to vaccinate as many people as possible. Residents may be contacted by a different surgery to the one they usually go to. These sites are delivering booster doses including for people who are immunosuppressed as well as vaccinating 5 to 11 year olds.
     
  • At a vaccination centre: In our area we have centres at St James's Hospital in Portsmouth, Riverside on the Isle of Wight and Oakley Road in Southampton. These sites are offering walk-ins and appointments for all doses for anyone aged 12 and over as well as providing dedicated slots for children aged 5 to 11. Appointments are regularly added to the National Booking Service. Alternatively you can call the National Booking Service on 119 (open from 8am to 8pm daily) or the Hampshire and Isle of Wight COVID-19 Helpline (open monday to friday 9am to 5pm and weekends 9am to 1pm) on 0300 561 0018.
     
  • Some local pharmacies: We are working closely with some local pharmacies in Hampshire and Isle of Wight to provide vaccinations, this includes vaccinations for 5 to 11 year olds and Spring Boosters. People can book an appointment at a pharmacy via the National Booking System online or by calling 119. Some are offering walk-in clinics and you can find more information about what is available locally to you here.

Southampton Vaccination Centre (Oakley Road, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 4GX)

Walk-in clinics for ages 12+ are available at the following times:

  • Tuesday: 8am to 8pm
  • Wednesday: 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 8pm

Walk-in clinics for ages 5 to 11 are also available at the following dates and times:

  • Monday 1 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Thursday 4 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Friday 5 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday 6 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Monday 8 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Thursday 11 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Friday 12 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday 13 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Monday 15 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Thursday 18 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Friday 19 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday 20 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Monday 22 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Thursday 25 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Friday 26 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday 27 August: 9am to 6pm

You can also check when your next walk-in date at other nearby locations is on the NHS website.

People aged between 5 and 15 years old will need to attend a vaccination centre with their parent or guardian, who will be asked to give their consent.

 

St James' Hospital Portsmouth (Hamble House, St James’ Hospital, Nelson Drive, off Edenbridge Road, Southsea, PO4 8LD)

Walk-in clinics for people aged 12+ are available at the following times:

  • Monday: 8am to 8pm
  • Wednesday: 8am to 8pm
  • Sunday: 8am to 8pm

 

Walk-in clinics for ages 5 to 11 are also available at the following dates and times:

  • Friday 5 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday 7 August: 8am to 6pm
  • Friday 12 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday 14 August: 8am to 6pm
  • Friday 19 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday 21 August: 8am to 6pm
  • Friday 26 August: 9am to 6pm

You can also check when your next walk-in date at other nearby locations is on the NHS website.

People aged between 5 and 15 years old will need to attend a vaccination centre with their parent or guardian, who will be asked to give their consent.

 

Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport PO30 2QR

Walk-in clinics for people aged 12+ are available at the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday 3 August: 8am to 8pm
  • Friday 5 August: 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday 6 August: 8am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 10 August: 8am to 8pm
  • Friday 12 August: 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday 13 August: 8am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 17 August: 8am to 8pm
  • Friday 19 August: 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday 20 August: 8am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 24 August: 8am to 12.30pm for AZ only, 2pm to 8pm for Pfizer/Moderna
  • Friday 26 August: 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday 27 August: 8am to 8pm

Walk-in clinics for ages 5 to 11 are also available at the following dates and times:

  • Monday 1 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday 7 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Monday 8 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday 14 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Monday 15 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday 21 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Monday 22 August: 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday 28 August: 9am to 6pm

You can also check when your next walk-in date at other nearby locations is on the NHS website.

People aged between 5 and 15 years old will need to attend a vaccination centre with their parent or guardian, who will be asked to give their consent.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine

  • Everyone aged 5 and over can get a first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.
  • People aged 12 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first two doses, will be offered a third dose and two subsequent boosters (fourth and fifth doses).
  • People aged 75 and over before the end of June 2022 and people who live in care homes for older people, have been offered a spring booster. This offer is only available the end of June and cannot be taken up after this date.

You can read more about the safety of the vaccine for adults and children on the NHS website.

 

What types of COVID-19 vaccine are there and what will I get?

There are a number of  COVID-19 vaccines currently approved for use in the UK. However, the most common are:

  • Moderna vaccine
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

You cannot usually choose which vaccine you have. All the vaccines are safe and approved for use in the UK. When you book your appointment at a vaccination site, at your GP or local pharmacy, or attend a walk-in site, you'll only be offered appointments for vaccines that are suitable for you. A lot of sites list what they are giving on the day.

Most people can have any of the COVID-19 vaccines, but some people are only offered certain vaccines. You can find out more here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Most of the time both your 1st and 2nd doses (known as your primary course) will be with the same vaccine, unless you had serious side effects (such as a serious allergic reaction) after your 1st dose.

Most people will be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or Moderna vaccine. This means your booster dose may be different from the vaccine you had for your first 2 doses. Not only is this safe but current studies suggest a mix of vaccines might actually provide better protection.

For more information on the vaccines currently available in the UK:

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