Vaccination

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In England, you can book your Covid-19 vaccination (first, second, third or booster dose) online. 

Get your NHS number ready to make booking your appointment easier. Find it at www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/

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. However, if you are not registered with a GP you will not be able to use the online booking service. 

Eligibility

Your current eligibility for a Covid-19 vaccination or booster 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.

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

International students and vaccinations

To book a Covid vaccination, we recommend that you register with a GP surgery and seek advice from them about vaccinations. Find out how to register with a GP surgery on the NHS website.

More information on Covid-19 vaccination for international students is available in this document from NHS England.

The University and Covid-19 vaccinations

The University strongly encourages all students and staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19. 

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 vaccine 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.

Vaccination survey

We are repeating the survey of vaccination rates amongst students and staff to help us gain an up-to-date picture that will continue to help us with planning and managing the risk of Covid-19 on campus.

The survey has been expanded to include booster dates. For students who have already completed the survey, you will not need to re-enter previously entered vaccination data. You will just need to enter additional doses since the last time you completed it - eg second dose/booster dose, where appropriate. There is also the opportunity for those who haven’t yet completed the survey to add in your vaccination details. 

The survey will take you five minutes to complete. The Covid Response Team will use the data to support its work on Test and Trace. This means that if we know that you have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the UK and you are identified as a close contact of a positive case, we won’t need to contact you to ask you to self-isolate. The team will instead be able to provide you with the relevant guidance by email.

Knowing how many people on campus have been vaccinated against Covid-19 is also a vital part of the planning process so we can anticipate what will happen if cases of Covid-19 rise within the Oxford Brookes community. This means that the public health teams we work with will have greater confidence in the levels of vaccination across the student and staff population and additional Covid measures would be implemented more slowly as risk levels are lower.

Whilst we may share the headline findings of the survey with public bodies such as Oxfordshire County Council Public Health Team or Public Health England, no individual or personal data will be identifiable. All the personal information you provide will be stored confidentially for the duration of your course and then destroyed. We would like to reassure you that data will be used for the purpose of planning and managing the overall risk of Covid-19 on campus, and will not be used to restrict any student's access to University events or services, unless Government guidance or regulations change.

Health and Social Work students (Pre-reg Nursing, Midwifery, OT, ODP, Paramedic, Physiotherapy and Social Work) will have some further forms to complete in addition to this survey. These will be sent out separately. These forms may request some information that you have already given; this information is asked again so that it can be combined with the occupational health information and shared appropriately with our placement and occupational health partners.  

Vaccination survey FAQs

FAQS - Covid vaccinations