Due to the rapidly changing picture of Covid, the information on this page will be regulary updated as guidelines change.
Last Updated 02/04/2022.
The Nottinghamshire Covid Vaccination Programme
Anyone over the age of 5 can get a vaccine!
- Please follow our Facebook page facebook.com/OfficialTorkardHill for the latest and most uptodate information.
- Please ring 0300 500 8080 or email email@example.com
- Please do not ring the practice or local hospitals
For those who have already had the vaccine earlier this year, there is now a booster programme to ensure you remain protected - see below.
Why get vaccinated?
Covid vaccines have been shown to:
- Save lives
- Reduce the risk of severe Covid infection leading to hospitalisation
- Can reduce the spread of infection between people
BILLIONS have been vaccinated and the data shows they work, and are safe.
How to book a vaccine appointment
You can book by phone or online:
- Walk In to a vaccine clinic!
- Phone 119
- NHS National booking website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
A first "booster" dose is recommended for:
- aged 16 and over
You can have the booster 3 months (91 days) after your 2nd dose.
How to book
Please note, the covid booster programme is different to the "3rd dose" programme.
A small group of people may have recently received a letter from the NHS inviting them for a 3rd dose.
The 3rd dose is different to the booster dose.
You would have been invited for a 3rd dose because you have a weakened immune system, and therefore may not respond to just 2 doses of the vaccine.
The 3rd dose is given 8 weeks after the 2nd dose.
How to book
Please follow the instructions in your letter or text message.
Please note, the "3rd dose" programme is different to covid booster programme. You will still need a booster dose at a later date.
Proof of vaccination "Covid Passport"
This is available on the NHS App.
- Download for free, and register for the NHS App today
- Ring 119 if you need a paper copy of proof (can take up to 5 days)
Medical Exemption for Covid Vaccination
If you are 39 years or younger, you will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
If you are pregnant, you will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
Covid vaccines are safe in pregnancy. More information about vaccines when you are pregnant or breast feeding can be found here.
Where can I get a vaccine
NHS Nottinghamshire is delivering the vaccine via a county-wide system. Working together, with others, helps us to deliver the vaccine whilst ensure we keep other services safe and running.
Vaccines will be done at local sites across Nottinghamshire:
Queen's Medical Centre
Forest Recreation Ground
King’s Mill Hospital
There are a number of pharmacy-lead sites now opening; our nearest is at Rolls Royce Leisure in Huckall, and is available to book via the NHS national booking website.
#TorkardTopTips when you attend a vaccine clinic
- Avoid arriving early, because you may not be allowed in
- Please give yourself some additional time later on, just in case there is a wait – don’t plan other appointments later that day
- Make sure you feel well (if you have a current infection, you may be better postponing it)
- Wear appropriate clothes – it’s winter and cold, and it may rain – please prepare for this. Remember, you may be waiting outside
- Once inside, ensure your arm can be exposed fully easily
- If you have an invite letter, please bring it with you
- If you know or can find out your NHS number (eg via NHS App, your invite letter) please write it down and bring it with you – it makes finding you on the computer system so much quicker
- Bring your list of medication (we're specifically interested in any blood thinning medication such as warfarin)
- Try to come alone, although if you need a carer to accompany you for health reasons, they can come too
Health Conditions and Vaccination
A number of charities have worked with the NHS to produce advice about the COVID 19 vaccine, in relation to certain health conditions.
Take a look at: