How do I get my coronavirus vaccination?

How do I get my coronavirus vaccination?

Below is a list of the different age groups with information on how and where you can receive a vaccination.

12 to 15 year olds

All ‘healthy’ 12 -15 year olds are eligible for one dose of the Pfizer Vaccine.

Those children who are clinically ‘at risk’ or who live with someone who is immunosuppressed are eligible for 2 doses of the Pfizer vaccine given 8 weeks apart.

When/How?

We have offered a School Based Programme during the Autumn Term for pupils attending Lincolnshire schools aged 12-15, this will conclude at the end of November 2021. As parent or guardian you must first provide your consent for your child to be vaccinated.  Details on how to do this can be found in the letter you will have received via your child’s school.

Appointments can be booked via the National Booking System or by calling 119.

We will be unable to vaccinate you within 12 weeks of a positive Covid test.

16 and 17 year olds

All 16 & 17 year olds are now eligible for 2 doses of the Pfizer  Covid 19 vaccine.

When/How?

Appointments can be booked via the National Booking System or by calling 119.

Alternatively, your GP Practice may call you if they are taking part in the Covid Vaccination Programme.

2nd doses are offered at 8 weeks or longer for those that are clinically vulnerable and at 12 weeks or later for ‘healthy’ 16 & 17 year olds

We will be unable to vaccinate you within 12 weeks of a positive Covid test.

Booster vaccination

The booster vaccination, which is typically Pfizer or Moderna, is currently available for people:

·       Aged 30 and over

·       Who live and work in care homes;

·       Who are frontline health and social care workers;

·       Who are aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from covid;

·       Who are aged 16 and over and a main carer for someone at high risk from covid;

Who are aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections – such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis

When/How?

Appointments for Boosters can be booked via the National Booking System or by calling 119, 5 months after your second dose. You can receive your vaccination 3 months after your 2nd dose. However, we will be unable to vaccinate you within 28 days of a positive Covid test.

Alternatively, your GP Practice may call you if they are taking part in the Covid Vaccination Programme.

Booster vaccinations are currently not available on a walk-in basis in Lincolnshire.

Third primary vaccination

A third dose of the covid vaccination, typically Pfizer, is available for people aged 12 and over, 8 weeks or later after the 2nd dose, who have a weakened immune system/are immunosuppressed when they had their first two doses, including people who had or have:

·       A blood cancer, such as leukaemia or lymphoma;

·       A weakened immune system due to a treatment, such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy;

·       An organ or bone marrow transplant

·       A condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections

·       A condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a third dose

A third primary dose is not the same as a booster.

When/How?

If eligible you should have received a letter from the NHS or been provided with a letter from your hospital consultant or GP confirming your eligibility.

Appointments for 3rd primary doses are not bookable through 119 or via the National Booking System.

Please walk into our Mass Vaccination Centres at Lincoln Showground or PRSA Boston between 8am – 7pm, 7 days per week; please ensure you bring your letter of eligibility. However, we will be unable to vaccinate you within 28 days of a positive Covid test.

Alternatively, your GP Practice may call you if they are taking part in the Covid Vaccination Programme.

First & Second doses – 18 years and over

It is not too late to have either a first or second dose of the Covid Vaccination. Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible for both a first and second dose, this is a free vaccination and you do not need to be registered with a GP.

When/How?

Appointments can be booked via the National Booking System or by calling 119. However, we will be unable to vaccinate you within 28 days of a positive Covid test

2nd doses are offered at 8 weeks or later following 1st dose. If the gap is longer there is no need to restart the course.

We will be unable to vaccinate you within 28 days of a positive Covid test.

Mixing of vaccines for 1st and 2nd doses are now permitted.

Where will I receive my vaccination?

These sites all offer pre-bookable appointments via the National Booking System or by calling 119, for first and second doses, as well as booster vaccinations.

• PRSA Mass Vaccination Centre, Great Fen Road, Wyberton, Boston PE21 7PB
• The Lincolnshire Showground Mass Vaccination Centre, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln LN2 2NA
• The Table Tennis Club, Meres Leisure Centre, Trent Road, Grantham NG31 7XQ
• The Storehouse, North Parade, Skegness PE25 1BY
• The Marisco Medical Practice, Stanley Avenue, Mablethorpe LN12 1DP
• Pharmacy2U Broadgate House, Westlode Street, Spalding PE11 2AF
• Knight Street Pharmacy, Pinchbeck Library & Community Hub, 48 Knight Street, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3RU
• Lincolnshire Co-op Parkside Pharmacy, 8 Tawney Street, Boston PE21 6PA
• Lincolnshire Co-op Newland Pharmacy, 34 Newland, Lincoln LN1 1XP
• Pharmacy2U, ex-Volkswagen garage, Uffington Road, Stamford PE9 2EX
• Royal Arthur Centre, Skegness Road, Ingoldmells PE25 1NP

Travelling to your appointment

Before you make your vaccination appointment, think about how you’ll get there. We realise travel may be difficult for some residents and we are working with our Lincolnshire County Council colleagues to ensure there is support in place. For more information on the options available to you if you anticipate difficulty travelling to your appointment, please see our link to the latest transport hub advice:

Travelling to a COVID-19 Vaccination Centre – Lincolnshire CCG

You can also find out more about the Voluntary Car Schemes, on the LCC transport page.

 

What about those in my community who can’t get to any of those places?

This is where Lincolnshire’s Inclusion & Health Equality Vaccination Team helps out.

What is it?

The inclusion & health equality vaccination team provides support to Lincolnshire’s COVID-19 vaccination programme with the aim of achieving as high an uptake as possible amongst all communities. In practice this can mean enhanced and bespoke communications and awareness raising and the related, responsive and appropriate vaccination delivery by the PCNs, both locally and countywide. For example, tailoring a service for a large group of people, such as our traveller community in the county, or ensuring that an individual who is unable to access a vaccination centre receives a necessary and appropriate bespoke service, such as vaccination in their home.

How does it operate?

To achieve this, the inclusion & health equality vaccination team works with the Primary Care Networks (PCNs) who are responsible for delivering the programme in each locality, supporting them whenever a particular need arises.

The inclusion & health equality vaccination team does not directly deliver the vaccination programme, but provides a co-ordination function working with the Health Inequality, Equality & Diversity and Communication & Engagement Leads, together with the PCN’s and Neighbourhood Team Leads, plus with existing networks across the Lincolnshire system to connect with those who hold trusted relationships with their communities. The collective understanding of specific community and individual needs, together with specialist knowledge and established relationships ensure that the COVID-19 vaccination is available to everyone in the county in an accessible, equitable and appropriate way.

What has the team done so far?

The team have got off to a great start. All eligible residents in Lincolnshire’s older adult care homes have been offered the vaccination and PCN’s have also completed the offer of vaccinations to all eligible patients who are identified on their GP practice lists as being housebound.

There are also some great examples of how through working collaboratively we are ensuring equity of access for our clinically extremely vulnerable population. Recent links with a Renal Matron in the county have enabled a bespoke approach to be adopted in each locality by the PCNs providing timely access to vaccinations for dialysis patients. Similarly, we are currently working collectively with district, health and third sector colleagues to co-ordinate provision of vaccines for rough sleepers and the homeless community.

How can I get in touch with the team?

The inclusion & health equality vaccination team can only respond to requests from the PCNs. Individuals cannot request support directly. Should anyone have a specific requirement to support them receiving their vaccine, this should be discussed with their GP who, if appropriate, will contact the inclusion & health equality vaccination team on their behalf.

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