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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 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?

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?

What should I do if my child missed their vaccination in school? 

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 and booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccination?

The difference between a booster vaccination and the 3rd dose 

How can I prove my vaccination status?

My vaccination details are incorrect or not complete, what can I do?

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

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

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

Will I have a different vaccine at my second appointment?

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

When will I receive my second dose?

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

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

Do I need to wait for an invite before I book my appointment?

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

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

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?

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

How can I offer support with the vaccination programme?

What is the COVID-19 vaccination toolkit?

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

Why are there no appointments showing as available?

Can I book for a family member or friend?

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

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

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?

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? 

Third dose of vaccine for patients who are immunocompromised

Who is currently eligible for a third primary dose of the vaccine?

What vaccine will be given?

How will patients be contacted about the third primary dose?

What should a patient do if they are not contacted but think they are eligible?

Where can a patient book and have their vaccine?

Will patients be eligible for a booster dose following the third primary dose, if so, when?