The NHS is vaccinating people in locations across Sheffield served by a number of vaccination sites which are operating citywide. Getting both your first and second vaccine doses will give you the best protection against COVID-19.

How to get your vaccine

All adults aged 16+ can go for a vaccination. For more information on who is eligible please check the NHS website.

Parents and guardians will get a letter with information about when the vaccine will be offered to children aged 12 to 15. Most children will be given their vaccine at school. If you have any queries please contact the Schools Vaccination School Nursing Team on 0114 3053230 or email

Vaccinations for children aged 12 to 15 will shortly be available to be booked via the national booking service. Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 on the NHS website.

There are drop-in clinics around Sheffield where you can have a vaccination without an appointment. To find one of our walk ins visit Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site.

Anyone can attend at a convenient local site, without needing to book an appointment in advance. You do not need to be registered with a GP or provide documentation to get a vaccine.  

You can also drop-in without an appointment at Sheffield NHS Vaccination Centre: 

Sheffield NHS Vaccination Centre

  • Longley Lane, Sheffield S5 7JN
  • open 7 days a week 8am to 5pm
  • Pfizer and Astra Zeneca. 1st and 2nd doses (8 weeks or more from first dose)

For updates on the Sheffield NHS Vaccination Centre please check at

Anyone can arrange a vaccination using the national booking service at You can choose a time slot and location to suit you. 

If you are unable to book online, phone 119 (free of charge). Lines open from 7am to 11pm every day.  

You may also have been invited to attend an appointment at your GP surgery or an NHS vaccination site for your jab. Please remember to attend for your second vaccine appointment to maximise your protection from Covid-19.

If you are experiencing any Coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating or are awaiting test results, do not attend your vaccination appointment - you must stay at home. If you have to cancel please be assured that your appointment will be rearranged. It's important that you do not visit a vaccination site or GP Surgery if you could have Coronavirus.

Getting vaccinated, tested or treated if you are a migrant or not registered with the NHS

There are no immigration checks and you do not need an NHS number or GP registration to get tested, treated or vaccinated for COVID-19.

Accessing COVID-19 vaccination without an NHS number

You do not need an NHS number or GP registration to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and you are still entitled to a free vaccination without them. You can go to a walk-in vaccination centre or contact a GP practice and ask to book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient.

You will never be forced to have the COVID-19 vaccine and it does not affect your asylum or refugee status. You can find out more on the government's COVID-19: Migrants health guide.

Access to a COVID Pass 

Once you have had your second vaccine dose (or you have been vaccinated using the single dose Janssen vaccine) you can get an NHS COVID Pass letter sent to you in the post. This shows you've been vaccinated against COVID-19. It does not show COVID-19 test results.

You can visit the NHS website to get a Covid pass or you can call 119 to ask for one. You do not need to be registered with a GP surgery or have an NHS login. You may need to wait 5 working days before using the pass so that your record will be up to date.

After you've been vaccinated

The vaccines have been approved by the independent regulator and offer a good level of protection and reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill.

It takes a few weeks for your body to develop an immune response after having had the vaccine so you will not immediately have any protection.

When you have had your COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some mild side effects including a sore arm (from where the needle went in), feeling tired, a headache, feeling achy. Take painkillers, such as paracetamol if you need to.

It’s really important that you return for your second dose when you are called, receiving both doses of a covid vaccine gives you the best protection from becoming seriously ill if you contract covid.This must be at least 8 weeks or more from the time of your first vaccination.

Even if you’ve had both your vaccinations, if you or those you’re living with, are mixing with people outside your household, it’s still important to test yourself with a rapid LFD test twice a week. You can order LFD tests on the NHS website.

Vaccine safety

All COVID-19 vaccines have undergone rigorous testing and vaccines are highly regulated. The speed in which vaccines have been developed is due to increased funding, global scientific efforts, improvements in technology and thousands of testing volunteers. There are checks at every stage of the development and manufacturing processes, and all new vaccines are continually tested and monitored.

For information about the vaccines approved in the UK, visit:

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, fertility and vaccination

You can be vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19) if you're pregnant, trying for a baby or breastfeeding. 

The Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have reported that there is no evidence to suggest vaccines will affect fertility. No safety concerns have been reported in clinical trials thousands of who were women of childbearing age.

Side effects

Serious side effects, such as allergic reactions, have been very rare amongst the millions of people have been vaccinated. When you have had the COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some mild side effects including a sore arm, feeling tired, a headache, feeling achy. All foods and medicines have a very small chance of a side effects – most are mild and short term and not everyone gets them.