Anyone who gets COVID-19 can become seriously ill or have long-term effects (long COVID). The COVID-19
vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and others.
Research has shown the vaccines help:
reduce your risk of getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19
reduce your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19
protect against COVID-19 variants
The 1st dose should give you some protection from 3 or 4 weeks after you’ve had it. But you need 2 doses for
stronger and longer-lasting protection.
There is a chance you might still get or spread COVID-19 even if you have a vaccine, so it’s important to follow
advice about how to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19.
If you are visiting a walk-in clinic, no appointment is needed, just turn up to one of the below walk-in
clinics. Please bring your NHS number if possible.