COVID-19 vaccination programme
Information on local clinics and vaccine news
For updates on local drop-in clinics, the Health on the Move outreach van timetable and other vaccine news visit: Bucks CCG COVID-19 vaccination updates
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine
If you are aged 18 or over by 1 July, or are in a priority group, you can book your vaccination online via the NHS website book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment here or by calling 119.
Alternatively, you may be contacted phone, text or letter. If you have to change your appointment for any reason you can manage this on the same webpage as someone else can use your old appointment date.
For updates on local drop-in clinics, and vaccine news visit: Bucks CCG COVID-19 vaccination updates
Number of vaccines given in Buckinghamshire and our region
699,831 - to 25 July in Buckinghamshire
2,226,509- to 25 July in our health region (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West)
These figures include first and second doses. For more information, visit NHS.UK: COVID-19 vaccinations.
Virus variants of concern
New variants of any virus are always a cause for concern and it’s really important that all eligible groups take up the COVID-19 vaccine offer when asked.
The NHS urges those most at risk of serious illness i.e. anyone in priority group 1-9, and anyone aged 40 and over to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
The clear advice is:
- if you haven’t had your COVID-19 vaccine yet, the time to book is now. Don’t delay. Book online or call 119.
- the gap between your first and second dose should be 8 weeks. As of July 2021 this applies to anyone aged 18 and over.
The latest national vaccination guidance is here COVID-19 vaccination: a guide to phase 2 of the programme - GOV.UK
If you or anyone you know has concerns or questions, please speak to a healthcare professional to get the facts. You can find lots of information on the NHS COVID-19 vaccine page
Vaccination sites in Buckinghamshire
There are a number of different ways you can be vaccinated:
- Local Vaccination Centres - run by Bucks GPs and focussed on getting those most at risk vaccinated during Phase 1 of vaccination rollout.
- Pharmacy Sites - run by pharmacists with some taking over where GP sites cease after Phase 1.
- Mass Vaccination Sites - vaccinating throughout the rollout programme.
All vaccination sites have parking on site or nearby. The public car parks will have a charge and at larger sites there may be volunteers to help and assist.
For updates on local sites visit: Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group website: Bucks CCG COVID-19 vaccination updates
A message from Bucks resident Lorraine Kelly:Lorraine Kelly says thank you to our volunteers
Local Vaccination Centres
Local Vaccination Centres are GP led and are in addition to the National Vaccination Sites and Pharmacies. Vaccinations are not delivered at GP surgeries, but at the vaccination site they are linked to.
Once they have completed offering and vaccinating those most at risk of serious illness from COVID-19 in Phase 1 (around June and July 2021) some will return to day-to day general practice work.
Pharmacy Vaccination Sites
If you have received a text from the NHS you can book your vaccination at one of the Pharmacy Vaccination Sites using the National Booking System. More pharmacy sites will come online once GP sites pause.
If you need to change or cancel your appointment for any reason please do this via the National Booking System or by calling 119.
Mass Vaccination Sites
Mass Vaccination Sites are bookable through the National Booking System or by calling 119.
The Mass Vaccination Site in Buckinghamshire is Stoke Mandeville Stadium (Guttman Centre) - Indoor Bowls Centre, HP21 9PP. There is free parking and volunteers on hand to help and assist.
Other National Mass Vaccination Sites closest to Buckinghamshire are:
- The Kassam Stadium, Oxford - (South East)
- Salt Hill, Slough - (South East)
- Epsom racecourse, Surrey (South East)
- Excel Centre, London (London)
- Wembley, London (London)
- Robertson House, Stevenage (East of England)
If you need to cancel or change your appointment for any reason please call 119 or go online following the instructions in your letter or email.
Useful websites and contacts
For more information, visit:
- the Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group website
- the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust website
For other enquiries (vaccination information only, and not other individual or personal health enquiries) contact: [email protected]
Useful leaflets, videos and other information
For more information:
- watch this short video giving advice to pregnant women who want to find out when they should get vaccinated When is the best time to get the COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy?
- watch these translated videos if you're trying to get pregnant, are pregnant or breastfeeding information in 5 South Asian languages
- visit our easy read guide to COVID-19 vaccination
- visit GOV.UK: COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults in English and other languages
- view the statement and position from The British Islamic Medical Association on COVID-19 vaccination
- view information on mental health for young people from Every Mind Matters - Mental wellbeing tips
- watch advice on COVID-19 lateral flow testing for students at Health for teens - taking a lateral flow test
- you can watch a YouTube video providing information about vaccines for people with a learning disability and/or autism