Covid-19 Vaccination for 16- & 17-Year-Olds in Nailsea
People aged 16 and 17 in England can now get the Covid-19 vaccine.
As the vaccine roll out in England continues, the next age group can get a jab. Previously, only those aged 18 and above or who were at higher risk were eligible to receive their first and second jabs.
The vaccine roll out has been phased according to age group and risk factor to ensure those who need the vaccine most are vaccinated first. Older people, those with specific conditions, and front line workers were identified as those at higher risk and therefore in need of prioritisation for the vaccine.
When a person becomes eligible for the vaccine, the NHS will contact them, and they will be invited to book an appointment at a local NHS service, like a GP surgery. Appointments at larger vaccination centres or pharmacies usually become available to age groups after they become eligible too.
Those over the aged of 18 can book appointments online and do not need to wait to be contacted. If you are over 18 years old and have not yet had the first jab, book your vaccination online here.
Eligible residents (over 16s) will be contacted by the NHS and invited to book their appointment. Once contacted, those eligible in Nailsea can book their first vaccine appointment with Tyntesfield Medical Group at Brockway Medical Centre.
Call 01275 866761 between 9am and 4pm to book.
Currently, Tyntesfield Medical Group are awaiting approval to vaccinate those who are 12 to 15 years old who have underlying health conditions or are living in a household with someone who is immunosuppressed. When they can offer vaccine appointments to this group, they will make an announcement.
Check the Tyntesfield Medical Group Facebook page for updates on when appointments are available. The group will offer dates for vaccinations when they know when deliveries of the vaccine will be.