Bookings for Covid-19 vaccinations in Torquay

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(Last Updated On: October 26, 2021)

All Covid-19 vaccination bookings for the English Riviera Centre in Torquay can now be made via the National Booking System.

People can phone 119 or go online to book their 1st, 2nd or booster Covid-19 vaccination, including second doses of Astra Zeneca. Local GP practices are no longer able to make appointments for their patients.

• Booked clinics operate Monday to Friday.
• Walk-ins will still be accepted for anyone aged 16 or over on weekdays from 08:30-16:00, but appointments are preferred.
• Appointments for 12-15 year olds must be booked.
• Boosters will only be given once 182 days has elapsed from second dose.

Darryn Allcorn, NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group’s Chief nurse said: “It is now even easier for people in the Torbay and South Devon area to book a vaccination at the English Riviera Centre. It’s vital that you have both doses and a booster if you are eligible to protect yourself and your loved ones and to reduce pressure on the NHS this winter.”

You can find your nearest walk-in clinic for first and second doses here.

You can check your eligibility for a booster vaccination on the National booking system here.

Further information:

Vaccinations for 12-15 year olds:
The coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines are safe and effective. 1 dose is being offered to children aged 12 to 15 to give them the best protection against Covid-19.
This includes children who turn 12 on the date of vaccination.
Some children are being offered 2 doses of a vaccine if either:
• they live with someone who is more likely to get infections
• they have a condition that means they’re at high risk from Covid-19

Why children are being offered a Covid-19 vaccine?
Covid-19 is usually mild in most children, but it can make some children unwell. 1 dose of a Covid-19 vaccine gives good protection against your child getting seriously ill.
Vaccinating children can also help stop the spread of Covid-19 to other people, including within schools.

Book a Covid-19 vaccination online
Many children will be given their vaccine at school during school hours. They will be given 1 dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Children aged 12 to 15 can now book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment online instead of getting a vaccine at school.

Who can have a Covid-19 booster?
Booster vaccine doses are being offered to people most at risk from Covid-19 who have already had two doses of a vaccine more than 6 months (182 days) ago.

How can I get my booster?
Please wait to be contacted via letter, text or email before trying to book. Once you have received your invitation, you can book using the National Booking Service or calling 119.

Can I have both the booster and flu vaccines at the same time?
It is safe to have the Covid-19 booster and flu vaccinations at the same time. This would involve having two separate jabs. Covid-19 vaccine centres are not offering the flu vaccination. If you have your booster there you will need to book in for your flu jab elsewhere.

I’m housebound. How can I have the booster and my flu vaccination?
There is very high demand for home visits and we request that people only ask for one if they are unable to access a healthcare setting. NHS Devon CCG is working with GPs, Community Services and Vaccine Centres to offer home visits where strictly necessary and not covered by a person’s GP. Please contact the Vaccine Support Team with confirmation of the need for a home visit supported by your GP via d-ccg.devonvaccinationsupport@nhs.net and we will arrange this for you.

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