The local NHS has made it easier for people in Liverpool to book their own Covid-19 vaccination appointments, with an expanded list of local venues now appearing on the national NHS booking system.
All eligible patients in Liverpool can now book an appointment for their first dose at a much wider range of vaccination sites across Liverpool – either online at: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119 free of charge between 7am-11pm, seven days a week.
In addition, those who are eligible for the vaccine can also choose to book an appointment at Aintree University Hospital – which isn’t listed in the national system – via the following link: https://aintreeuniversityhospital.nhsbookings.com/v2/#book/service/7/count/1/provider/any/.
People in each of the following categories are currently eligible for a vaccination, and should make an appointment for their first dose now, if they haven’t yet done so:
- People aged 40 and over
- People who are clinically extremely vulnerable (asked to shield)
- People aged 16–39 with an underlying condition that puts them at greater risk from Covid-19
- Unpaid carers
- People with a Learning Disability
- People who are immuno-supressed (and their household members)
- Health and social care staff
However, people are asked not to make multiple appointments at different sites, and to cancel any appointments that they can no longer attend so that the slot can be used by someone else.
A second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine should be given between 11 to 12 weeks after the first.
People who booked their first appointment through the national NHS booking system can use the service to book an appointment for their second dose now, if they haven’t yet done so.
Those who received a first dose through a local GP-led site will be contacted around a week and a half before their second dose is due and invited to make an appointment. This is to ensure that everyone receives a second dose of the same type of vaccine.
Anyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable and needs help getting to a local vaccination centre for either dose, can call the Liverpool City Council COVID Advice Line (Freephone) on 0800 169 3032 for extra support, such as a free taxi.
For more information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Liverpool, including Frequently Asked Questions, visit: www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk.