Keeping up to date with vaccinations is the best protection against Covid-19. Vaccines have been approved by the independent regulator and offer a good level of protection and reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill.
Who can get a Covid-19 vaccination
- People aged 5 and over, can get a first and second dose.
- People aged 16 and over, and some 12-15 year olds can also get a third booster dose.
- People aged 12 and over who are immunocompromised may be offered a third dose and a booster fourth dose.
Currently, only people 75 years of age and over, those in a care home for older people, and people aged 12 or over who have weakened immune systems will be offered a fourth booster dose.
More information about childhood vaccinations: Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine for children aged 5 to 15.
Pregnancy and Covid-19
It is safe to be vaccinated against Covid-19 if you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breastfeeding. In fact, 1 in 5 of the most critically ill patients hospitalised were pregnant people, as they are at higher risk of serious illness.
Data from the UK Health Security Agency provides further evidence that the vaccines are safe in pregnancy. In people giving birth between January and August 2021, 24,759 of whom were vaccinated, there was no difference in stillbirth rate between vaccinated and unvaccinated mothers.
More information on who can get vaccinated: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine
More information about pregnancy and vaccinations: Pregnancy and coronavirus (COVID-19)
Where to get a Covid-19 vaccination in Sheffield
Anyone can arrange a vaccination using the NHS booking service. You can choose a time slot and location to suit you. If you are unable to book online, you should phone 119 (free of charge). Lines open from 7am to 11pm every day.
There are also walk-in clinics around Sheffield where you can have a vaccination without an appointment. Find a walk-in vaccination site.
You do not need to be registered with a GP or provide documentation to get a vaccine.
Sheffield Vaccination Centre
Sheffield’s main vaccination centre is at Longley Lane, S5 7JN.
It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 7pm.
Walk-in and booking service: Age 16+
Booking service only: Age 12 to 15
Accessing Covid-19 vaccinations and treatment without an NHS number
There are no immigration checks and you do not need an NHS number or GP registration to get treated or vaccinated for Covid-19.
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: Migrant’s health guide.