All adults in England can now book their Covid-19 vaccinations. By early June over 50% of adults had received two doses. The vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.

Get your NHS number ready to make booking your appointment easier. Find it at

Some students might not be registered with a GP, or know their NHS number: don’t worry, you will still be able to get vaccinated.


Your current eligibility for a Covid-19 vaccination will vary depending on where you are currently living:

It also depends on your age and any health conditions you have that increase your priority for a vaccine.

When you become eligible for a vaccination, you will be contacted by the NHS. In some cases, you may be able to book immediately, if you fit certain criteria. 

Overseas visitors (with or without a visa) to England will not be charged for Covid-19 testing, treatment or vaccination. Find out more about overseas visitors on the Government Covid-19 webpage

The University and Covid-19 vaccinations

The University strongly encourages all students and staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but neither students or staff will be obliged to have the vaccine. 

Healthcare students: clinical placement providers will expect students to be vaccinated and some providers may require it - see also the healthcare placement FAQ below.

Spotting a scam

The following advice can be found on the NHS website.

The Covid-19 vaccine is free of charge on the NHS. The NHS will never ask for:

  • your bank account or card details
  • your pin or banking password
  • copies of personal documents to prove your identity such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.

If you think you have been a victim of fraud or identity theft, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.