Covid Vaccine Update
We very strongly encourage all adults age 18 and over to have two doses of the coronavirus vaccine. Please book using this NHS website or by calling 119. We are not currently able to offer any covid vaccination appointments. More information about the vaccines is available here or by calling 119. Covid vaccine and pregnancy information here.
Details of walk in covid vaccine clinics in Oxford city are here.
Information on demonstrating your covid vaccination status is here. If you cannot access this link, or the NHS App, please call 119 who will arrange a letter for you. We are not able to provide documents relating to vaccination status and kindly ask that you do not contact us about this matter.
We have been specifically advised that we cannot enter covid vaccines given overseas in such a way as they appear in your NHS Covid Pass. Please do not ask us to do this as we are not allowed to. We have been told the government are working on a solution to this that will be ready at the end of August - this is the only information we have been given. In the meantime please use the documents you were given at the time of your vaccine as evidence of vaccination.
Most people can have any of the COVID-19 vaccines, but some people are only offered certain vaccines. For example, if you're pregnant or under 40 you'll usually only be offered appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
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. These are very rare reactions and if affected, you will be informed by your GP or hospital clinician, that a different vaccine is necessary for your second dose. You cannot choose which vaccine you have. When you book, you'll only be offered appointments for vaccines that are suitable for you. We are not permitted to arrange a 2nd dose that is a different brand to the first, except in cases of the first dose having caused an allergic reaction (or blood clot, with AZ)
Minor side effects after having any of the vaccinations are common and not a cause for concern. These are usually mild and should not last longer than a week.
Regarding the recent reccommendations that some children should have a covid vaccine - we have yet to receive details of this. We have been told i ts likely these will be given through the school nurse system
Published: Jan 1, 2021