If you have not had a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination yet, you’re still eligible and can get them at any time. There are lots of reasons why you may be coming forward now for the first time: perhaps you have changed your mind about being vaccinated, or you know someone who became seriously ill from COVID-19.
Whatever your reason, we have vaccination sites available in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes. They are offering sessions to deliver the first and second doses to those who are eligible.
COVID-19 vaccination – what can you get?
Everyone born on or before 31 August 2017 can get a first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Some people – including those aged 50 or over, those at higher risk, and frontline health and social care workers – may be offered a seasonal booster from time to time, although there is no booster available at the present time.
The next COVID-19 booster doses will be available later in the year. If you are eligible for a booster then you will be contacted when it is your turn. There’s plenty more information about eligibility, as well as groups who are at high risk and may be contacted for a booster dose when they become available.
How to get your COVID-19 vaccination
For the time being, vaccines are available only to people who have not had a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.
If this applies to you, you can get a vaccination at the following locations. You can book your appointment online or call 119 for free between 8am and 8pm.
The Village Pharmacy, Meiklejohn Centre, Great Denham, Bedford, MK40 4GH
Biggleswade Hospital Vaccination Centre, Potton Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0EL
C&H (Barton) Ltd, 79 Bedford Road, Barton le Clay, MK45 4LL
Denbigh Pharmacy, 60 Denbigh Road, Luton, LU3 1NR
Luton Wellbeing Hub, 42-44 The Mall, Luton, LU1 2TA
Rainbow Pharmacy, Michael Young Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BB
Children’s vaccinations for COVID-19
Everyone aged 5 and over (on 31 August 2022) can get a first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Children who turned 5 on or after 1 September 2022 can get a first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine only if they are either:
- at high risk due to a health condition or because of a weakened immune system; or
- living with someone who has a weakened immune system.
If you have not had a first or second dose yet, you’re still eligible and can get them at any time.
If you are pregnant (or think you might be), are breastfeeding, trying for a baby or think you may become pregnant in the future, there’s lots of information on COVID and pregnancy, including the current vaccination recommendations.
Housebound people who need their vaccine/booster
If you are housebound, you may receive a home visit: please contact your family doctor’s surgery to discuss the options open to you. Please make sure you check the identity of anyone you allow into your home. Our NHS workers will be pleased to wait while you confirm their identity.
Vaccination text messages: beware of scams
There are various scam text messages which may ask you to call a premium number or reveal your financial details.
The NHS will NEVER ask you to use a premium rate number, make a payment or ask for your card details.
If you receive a text or email, please report this to [email protected] or forward texts, for free, to 7726.
Vaccination record queries
Vaccination details should appear in your medical records in GP systems within 48 hours of entry into the point of care system.