Everyone can now bring their second covid vaccination date forwarding, shortening the wait from 11 or 12 weeks to eight.
A second jab completes the full course of your vaccination, giving you stronger and longer lasting protection against covid-19.
There are a number of ways you can get your second jab sooner than originally planned.
Reschedule your second appointment
Firstly, if you want to schedule an appointment, you can go to the Book or Manage your vaccine page on the NHS website.
From here, you can manage your second appointment by checking availability at your chosen location (this doesn’t need to be at the same venue as your first jab). You will then need to cancel your existing booking and rebook on your new date. Your second jab must still be a minimum of 8 weeks after your first.
You can also manage your booking by calling the vaccine booking service directly on 119. Calls are free. If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.
Pop-ups and Drop-ins
Alternately, you can visit one of the many pop-ups and drop-ins across the city. Most are offering second jabs, and no appointment is necessary.
A few sessions will only have Pfizer vaccines available, so do double check as your second dose needs to be the same as your first.
If you do get your second vaccination at a pop-up or drop in, please make sure to cancel your original second dose booking via the Book or Manage your vaccine page on the NHS website.