Vaccinations against COVID-19 are now being offered to patients across the UK.

You should wait to be contacted and offered an appointment.

The vaccination programme will cover the whole adult population by the end of 2021. People at risk of being most seriously affected by COVID-19 will be vaccinated first. You may need to be patient and wait to be contacted.

All vaccinations will be given for free by the NHS. If you receive a message asking you for money or your financial details in order to be vaccinated, treat it as a scam.

You are not required to have an NHS number in order to get vaccinated, or to present it at your appointment. However, in practice some people are being asked to show it, so if you have one you may wish to take a note of it with you.

Information for people in England

See here for a step-by-step description of what happens when you get a vaccination against COVID-19

Current vaccination sites are listed here.

If you get a letter inviting you to a large vaccination centre, you can book your appointment online, or someone can do it for you, or you can call 119 for free. The 119 helpline can provide support in different languages.

Some people may receive multiple invitations and have a choice of sites for receiving their vaccination.

Information for people in Scotland

Who will be offered the vaccine

For more information about who'll be offered the coronavirus vaccine and its delivery, phone the coronavirus vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 (available 8.00am to 8.00pm, 7 days a week). It will not be possible to book or change vaccine appointments via the helpline.

See here for a step-by-step description of what happens when you get a vaccination against COVID-19.

Information for people in Wales

COVID-19 vaccination in Wales.

Information for people in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland vaccines FAQ