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Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG

Vaccination FAQs

Join the millions already vaccinated

The CCG is working closely with the local councils during the pandemic.  The County Council are supporting us with managing requests for information and assistance related to the vaccine rollout so if you have any questions that are not answered by the information here please contact enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk or call 0300 500 80 80.

There is a lot of information about the covid-19 vaccine and we all have lots of questions. To help with the answers to the questions we have put together several FAQs. Information is changing all the time so we will continue to update them.

About the vaccine

What vaccine for COVID-19 is currently available?

Is the NHS confident the vaccine is safe?

Can you choose which vaccine you have?

How long does the vaccine take to become effective?

Why is it important to get your COVID-19 vaccination?

Is the vaccine vegan/vegetarian friendly/ suitable for Muslim and Jewish people?

How effective are the vaccines?

How does the vaccine work?

Can I give COVID-19 to anyone, after I have had the vaccine?

After I have had the vaccine will I still need to follow all the infection control advice?

Should people who have already had Covid-19 get vaccinated?

Do I need to leave a space between having the flu vaccine and having the Covid vaccination?

Can children have the vaccine?

I’m under 18, why can I only be vaccinated at selected sites?

I am worried as I don’t like needles and there are side effects. 

Who cannot receive the vaccine?

Do I have to have my second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination?

Do I have to follow the rules even after I have my second Covid-19 vaccination?

How can I prove my vaccination status?

In other countries, second doses of Covid-19 vaccinations are happening in 3 weeks. Why is the UK different?

Can I have my second appointment after 12 weeks?

Will I have a different vaccine at my second appointment?

I have a serious medical/health condition. Is there any way I can have my second appointment sooner?

How can I find out more information about protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable?

How to get your vaccine

Where can I get a vaccine in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire?

What happens at your appointment?

What if I have Covid-19 symptoms?

What happens after I have had the vaccine?

How will those who cannot leave home be vaccinated?

Do I need my NHS number to have a vaccine?

When will carers who provide unpaid support receive their vaccine?

Can I bring my children or family member to my vaccination appointment?

Why do we not have more GP surgeries doing vaccinations?

When will I receive my second dose?

How will you make sure that you are reaching vulnerable / excluded groups?

Where can I see local and national statistics on vaccine uptake and the current COVID-19 infection rates?

How can I offer support with the vaccination programme?

Who is funding the entire vaccination programme and who is liable for compensation if any long term side effects are experienced?

What is the COVID-19 vaccination toolkit?

Who should I contact if my question has not been answered?

How can I complain if I am unhappy with the service?

Do I need to wait for a letter before I book my appointment?

I haven’t been called for a vaccine yet – have I missed my chance for an appointment?

Why are there no appointments showing as available?

Can I book for a family member or friend?

I have heard there is a new variant- will this vaccine help protect me? 

I am worried about getting the AstraZeneca vaccine as I have heard there are lots of risks? 

How should I prepare for the vaccine?

I missed my appointment

Information about your second dose

Do I have to have my second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination?

Do I have to follow the rules even after I have my second Covid-19 vaccination?

In other countries, second doses of Covid-19 vaccinations are happening in 3 weeks. Why is the UK different?

Can I have my second appointment after 12 weeks?

Will I have a different vaccine at my second appointment?

I have a serious medical/health condition. Is there any way I can have my second appointment sooner?

I am housebound and I am still waiting for my second jab 

I had side effects after my first vaccine and now I don’t want the second dose 

Can I have my second vaccine before 8 weeks?

Information about booster vaccinations

What is the COVID-19 booster programme?

Why is the COVID-19 booster programme needed?

Who is eligible for the COVID-19 booster vaccine?

I am severely immunosuppressed. When will I get my booster?

Is there anyone that shouldn’t have the booster vaccine?

If I’m eligible when and where can I get my vaccination? 

Why aren’t most younger people being offered a booster?

What type of vaccine will the COVID-19 booster be? What if it’s different to the one I have had?

Will there be any side effects from the booster vaccine?

Can you still catch COVID-19 after having the vaccine?

Can I get the flu and COVID-19 booster vaccine at the same time?

I haven’t yet had the COVID-19 vaccination, can I still get my first jabs? 

Can I get the booster if I am pregnant? 

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