When it is your turn for a vaccination, we will let you know and tell you how to make an appointment.
Talk to a health professional first if you:
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
- are receiving cancer treatment
- have any other medical conditions or are taking other medicines.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get a test and stay at home until you get your results. You can be vaccinated once you have a negative test.
A healthcare worker will do a health check with you and give you some information.
You will have time to ask any questions.
Let your vaccinator know if you:
- have had a severe or immediate allergic reaction to any vaccine or injection in the past
- are taking blood-thinning medication
- have a bleeding disorder.
When you are happy, you will be asked to sign the consent form. You will only be vaccinated if you agree. Then the healthcare worker will inject the vaccine into your arm. You’ll need to stay for 20 minutes after to check you’re ok and they may ask you about side effects.
Once the healthcare worker says you’re fine, you can leave and carry on with your day.
You will be asked to get your second dose of the vaccine 3 weeks later. You get your best protection against COVID-19 after 2 doses of the vaccine.