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Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccinations

Information on how to get the vaccinations and booster doses, including for international students and those registered with GPs in the UK.

Getting fully vaccinated gives you the best protection against coronavirus (Covid-19). The University encourages all members of our student and staff community to get vaccinated as soon as they can, in line with World Health Organisation and UK Government advice and, if you are receiving a vaccination that requires two doses, to have had them both prior to arriving in Bath if possible.

Read about who can get a Covid-19 vaccine and see the full list of who can get a Covid-19 booster vaccine.

If you're eligible, book your appointment through the NHS National Booking System.

Who is eligible to get a vaccination?

Full details on eligibility can be found on the NHS website.

You must be registered with an NHS practice in England to use the national booking system. If you’re not already registered, you can use a walk-in clinic or follow these instructions to register with a GP surgery. You’ll then be given an NHS number.

If you live elsewhere in the UK, please see the information below.

How do I book my vaccinations?

If you are in England, you can see the locations and times available and book your appointment online, through the NHS National Booking Service. If you’re in Bath, the largest vaccination centre is Bath Racecourse.

If you’re unable to book appointments using the website, you can phone the NHS on 119 between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week.

What about those living elsewhere in the UK?

Check the vaccine eligibility and how to book in Wales.

Check the vaccine eligibility and how to book in Northern Ireland.

Check the vaccine eligibility and how to book in Scotland.

I'm an international student. Will I be able to get the vaccine in the UK?

International students who are registered with a GP in the UK will be invited for a Covid-19 vaccination in the same way as everyone else.

Students not currently registered with a GP in the UK who would like to receive a vaccine here must register with their nearest GP practice as a temporary resident as soon as possible. A temporary registration will last for approximately three months. After this time, a new temporary registration may be required.

If you have already received a first dose of your vaccine overseas that is also available in the UK, you should receive the same vaccine for your second dose. If the vaccine you already received isn't available in the UK, ask your GP practice about which is the most similar alternative vaccine for your second dose.

If you have received a vaccination outside of England, you can book an appointment to show evidence so the NHS can securely update your vaccination record.

You can also find further information in the NHS vaccination FAQs for students in Higher Education Institutions.