Vaccination

In England, you can use the NHS website to 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 doctor (General Practitioner or 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 doctor (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 doctors (GP) surgery and seek advice from them about vaccinations. Find out how to register with a doctor (GP) surgery on the NHS website.

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.

FAQS - Covid vaccinations