COVID-19 vaccination programme
Number of vaccines given in our region
379,838 - to 14 February
This figure includes first and second doses and our health region consists of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West. For more information, visit NHS.UK: COVID-19 vaccinations.
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine
Your GP will either call, text or send a letter inviting you to your vaccination appointment.
You may alternatively receive an NHS letter advising you to book at one of the Mass Vaccination Sites.
If you are not in a priority group currently advised to get in touch to book, please do not call the GP or go to the vaccination site without an invitation.
The top four priority groups in the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) list have now been offered their first vaccination. This is around 120,000 people in Buckinghamshire.
- Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- All those 75 years of age and over
- All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
The next priority groups to be offered a vaccine from 15 February will receive a letter or text advising how to book their first dose.
5. All those aged 65 and over
6. All those aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
Vaccination sites in Buckinghamshire
There are a number of different ways you could be vaccinated:
- local Vaccination Centres (run by Buckinghamshire GPs). GPs are also delivering the vaccine directly to care home residents and staff.
- pharmacy Sites
- national Mass Vaccination Sites
- hospital sites for health and social care staff
All vaccination sites have parking on site or nearby. The public car parks will have a charge.
Local Vaccination Centres
Buckinghamshire Local Vaccination Centres, which are nine GP led sites, are now operating across the county. When it is their turn, residents will be offered a vaccination appointment locally. (in addition to National Vaccination Sites).
Vaccinations are not delivered at GP surgeries but at the vaccination site they are linked to.
Pharmacy Vaccination Sites
If you have received a letter from the NHS you can book your vaccination at one of the Pharmacy Vaccination Sites using the National Booking System.
If you need to cancel your appointment for any reason please call 119 or follow the instructions in your letter.
National Mass Vaccination Sites
Mass Vaccination Sites are bookable through the National Booking System. Your NHS letter will tell you how to book your vaccination. In Buckinghamshire, the Bucks New University Aylesbury Campus is now open.
Parking is available at Walton Street car park, which accepts cash and card payments. There are volunteers on site that will be able to advise and assist you. For more information, you can watch a short video on YouTube which is a Patient Guide to the COVID Vaccination site at the Bucks New University Aylesbury Campus.
Currently, the 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 can not get a suitable time or date at the site nearest to you initially, please check back as other appointments may become available. 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.
Please note: if you do not want to attend one of the Mass Vaccination Sites, it will not affect your ability to get an appointment at a local site through your GP.
Useful websites and contacts
For more information, visit:
- the Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group website
- the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust website
For other enquiries contact: [email protected]
Useful leaflets, videos and other information
For more information:
- 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
- you can watch a YouTube video providing information about vaccines for people with a learning disability and autistic people