When can I get my booster jab or second vaccine? How long you should wait between Covid vaccines - and how to book

The government is encouraging people to get their second dose of the vaccine and their booster jab to curb the rise of Omicron.

By Abi Whistance
Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 10:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 10:06 am

People who received their first vaccination last year are now being told to get their second dose as soon as possible if they have not yet done so.

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Below is everything you need to know about rescheduling your second dose and booster jab.

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It has been advised that people book ahead in order to avoid the large queues now forming outside vaccine centres and pharmacies.

How many weeks should I wait between vaccines?

Previously appointments were as far as three months apart.

However it has now been suggested that appointments can be moved to two months apart between the first and second dose.

Booster jabs can be administered three months after the second jab.

Is it dangerous to get my second dose earlier?

No, it is not dangerous to get the second dose of the vaccine a month earlier.

It was initially suggested that people receive the both doses at around 12 weeks apart.

However in August the advice changed and people can now receive their second vaccine after just eight weeks.

Experts have said that there are no benefits to receiving the second vaccine any sooner than eight weeks.

How do I get a vaccine appointment?

You can get an appointment by booking in through the NHS website or by attending a walk-in clinic.

It has been advised that people book ahead in order to avoid the large queues now forming outside vaccine centres and pharmacies.

Below is a list of all the centres in Leeds offering walk-in appointments:

Cottingley Pharmacy, 3 Cottingley Vale, LS11 0JY

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Saturdays: 9.00am – 4.30pm (You can also book an appointment for Saturdays using the National Booking Service.)

Pfizer and Moderna: 1st and 2nd doses and booster doses, and 3rd primary doses for immunosuppressed patients

Bramley Village Health and Wellbeing Centre, 16 Highfield Rd, Leeds LS13 2BL

Mondays to Sundays, 9.00am – 12.00pm; 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Moderna and Pfizer: 1st, 2nd and booster doses, 17 year olds and above, including those patients who are immunosuppressed

You can also book an appointment using the National Booking Service.

Middleton Park GP Surgery, Middleton Park Ave, Middleton, Leeds LS10 4HT

Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am – 12.00pm; 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Moderna and Pfizer: 1st, 2nd and booster doses, 17 year olds and above, including those patients who are immunosuppressed

You can also book an appointment using the National Booking Service.

New Wortley Community Centre, 40 Tong Rd, Armley, Leeds LS12 1LZ

Monday 17 January to Friday 21 January, 8.30am – 10.30am

Pfizer: 1st, 2nd and booster doses, aged 18 years and above

Medichem Pharmacy, 40-42 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 4LA

Mondays to Fridays 9.30am – 5.30pm

Saturdays 9.15am – 12.30pm

Pfizer: 1st and 2nd doses and booster doses, 18 years and above

You can also book an appointment using the National Booking Service.

Seacroft Pharmacy, 846 York Rd, Cross Gates, Leeds LS14 6DX

From Wednesday 5 January 2022 throughout January:

Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9.00am – 6.00pm

Sundays 9.00am – 4.00pm

Pfizer, Moderna 1st, 2nd booster doses, 18 years and above

You can also book an appointment using the National Booking Service.

The Pharmacy Group, Oatland Drive, Unit 2 Oatland Retail Centre, LS7 1SH

Mondays – Fridays 9.15am – 5.30pm

Pfizer, Moderna 1st, 2nd booster doses, 18 years and above

You can also book an appointment using the National Booking Service.

The Pharmacy Group Reginald Centre, 263 Chapeltown Rd, Leeds, LS7 3EX

Mondays – Fridays 9.15am – 5.30pm

Pfizer, Moderna 1st, 2nd booster doses, 18 years and above

You can also book an appointment using the National Booking Service.

Bilal Centre, Conway Road, Leeds, LS8 3RD

Wednesdays 10.00am – 5.00pm

Fridays 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Pfizer and Asta Zeneca, 1st and 2nd and booster doses. 16 year olds and above

You can also book an appointment using the National Booking Service.

Elland Road, Park & Ride Beeston, Leeds LS11 0ES

Mondays – Sundays 7:30am – 5:30pm. (This site may close early if there is a football match)

Pfizer 12 year olds and above, 1st & 2nd doses, boosters. including those patients who are immunosuppressed

You can also book an appointment using the National Booking Service.

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