As part of the spring booster campaign, we are now vaccinating people aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system.
People in Herefordshire will be able to get their booster either from their GP practice or one of the clinics offered by local NHS partners, including Taurus Healthcare, local pharmacies and Wye Valley NHS Trust. If your GP practice is delivering vaccinations, they will make contact with you. Patients will be contacted in priority order (by age and vulnerability).
Alternatively, you can find out if your GP practice is delivering vaccinations by calling the Covid vaccination helpline on 01432 262690.
If you would like to receive your vaccination at a clinic (rather than through your GP surgery), please use the National Booking System or check out the details of local clinics below (walk ins are available).
Vaccinations for 5-11 year old children
We are also offering vaccinations for children aged 5-11. These are available to book via the National Booking System. New dates are added regularly, so please keep checking if there are no local appointments listed when you first look.
- How do I get a vaccination at one of the Herefordshire sites?
You have a number of alternatives available to you. You can make an appointment via the National Booking System or by calling 119. Alternatively, we have a number of walk in sites and a mobile unit available to you. You can find out latest details here on our vaccinations web page or by following us on Facebook or Twitter.
- Are vaccinations available on a walk-in basis
Yes, they are and queues are generally short and fast moving. You can find details on this web page or please follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the very latest information.
- What vaccines are available at your sites?
We can offer 1st, 2nd and Booster jabs at all our vaccination sites for all eligible age groups (booster jabs are not currently offered for those aged 12-17).
We are currently using the Pfizer vaccine. However, this may be supplemented by Moderna, depending on vaccine availability.
- Do I have to have the same vaccine for all my jabs?
No you do not. We are primarily using the Pfizer vaccination, occasionally swapping to Moderna (depending on vaccine supply). These can be used safely and effectively, regardless of the vaccination you had for your first and/or second jabs.
- Who can get a vaccination at the sites?
Vaccines are available at the sites for anyone aged 12+. Second doses are available for people aged 18 or over from eight weeks after their first dose. For people aged 16-17, second doses are available from 12 weeks after their first does.
Booster vaccinations are available for people aged 18 and over a minimum of three months after receiving their second dose.
- Where can my teenage son/daughter receive their COVID vaccination?
All children aged 12-15 are eligible to be offered a COVID vaccination. We undertook a schools’ programme in the autumn of 2021, when we visited all High Schools in the county to administer these.
If your child missed our schools visit, or if they were unable to take up the opportunity for other reasons (eg they were sick), you can bring them along to one of the drop in sites listed on this webpage. Alternatively, you can book them in to a clinic via the National Booking System.
Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Also, if your child has had COVID, a minimum of 12 weeks must have passed before they can come for a vaccination.
- What happens if I need to cancel my booked appointment for a vaccination?
If you’re feeling unwell on the day of your booking, or if you took up the opportunity to receive a vaccination earlier than your pre-booked date, it’s really important than you cancel your appointment with us. This will free up the slot for another patient trying to book for their vaccine.
To do so, you will need to go to the National Booking System then scroll down to the ‘Manage my appointment’ section. Please follow the instructions to cancel your appointment.
- I’m interested in helping out at a vaccination site, how do I volunteer?
We are always looking for people to help out at our vaccination sites.
Whether you’re a registered nurse, experienced healthcare assistant or administrator interested in paid work or you’re interested in volunteering please send your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org.