Frontline health and care workers can now use national system to book COVID-19 vaccination

If you are a frontline health and care worker and haven’t yet received your first COVID-19 vaccination, you can now book in for a time and place that suits you via the national booking system.

COVID-19 vaccination being administered

Dr Phil Earnshaw receives his COVID-19 vaccination

You can do this for an initial period of two weeks online or, if you don’t have internet access, by ringing 119.

People are defined as a frontline health and care worker if they have frequent face-to-face clinical contact with patients and are directly involved in patient care in either secondary or primary care/community settings.

This includes doctors, dentists, midwives and nurses, paramedics and ambulance staff, pharmacists, optometrists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and radiographers. It also includes those working in independent, voluntary and non-standard healthcare settings such as hospices, and community-based mental health or addiction services.

When you attend your appointment, you should provide proof of employment as a health and care worker, such as one of the following:

  • A recent letter from your employer
  • A staff ID badge
  • A recent (within the last three months) payslip which shows your employer.

Please only book if you meet the JCVI criteria for frontline health and care workers and have ID to prove this. Otherwise we will unfortunately not be able to offer you a vaccine.