What to do next?

"If you are vaccinated in hospital, we will be notified directly. You do not need to inform the practice."

Plan to attend your second appointment. You should have a record card and your next appointment should be 12 weeks later. It is important to have both doses of the same vaccine to give you the best protection.

Keep your record card safe and make sure you keep your next appointment to get your second dose.

Will the vaccine protect you?

The COVID-19 vaccine that you have had has been shown to reduce the chance of you suffering from COVID-19 disease. Each vaccine has been tested in more than 20,000 people in several different countries and shown to be safe.

It may take a week or two for your body to build up some protection from the first dose of vaccine. Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective, so you should continue to take recommended precautions to avoid infection. Some people may still get COVID-19 despite having a vaccination, but this should be less severe.

When will I get an appointment for my second dose?

It is current government guidance that the second dose of both Pfizer and Astra Zeneca vaccines are given 12 weeks after the first dose.

You do not need to contact us to arrange your second dose. We will contact you when the appointments become available.

Further information

Please read the product information leaflet for more details on your vaccine, including possible side effects, on the Coronavirus Yellow Card website. You can also report suspected side effects on the same website or by downloading the Yellow Card app. 

Further information is available from NHS.UK