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COVID-19 vaccinations

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective and give you the best protection against COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine booster doses are offered seasonally. If you are eligible for the Autumn/Winter booster dose, the NHS will contact you when it’s your turn to be vaccinated.

Like some other vaccines, levels of protection may decline over time. Booster doses are offered to help you maintain strong protection from becoming seriously ill or needing to go to hospital if you catch COVID-19.

St Mary's Vaccination Hub

St Mary’s Vaccination Hub will remain open until 31 January 2024 for anyone who is eligible and has been unable to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Island residents may also receive a flu vaccine at the same time if they are under the care of St Mary's Hospital.

The Vaccination Hub is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 8am to 1.45pm. Appointments can be booked using the National Booking Service or using the mobile phone NHS App, or by calling 119. Booked appointments will take priority. Alternatively, you can walk-in (no appointment needed) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1.30pm.  

The Hub will be closed from 25 December 2023 to 5 January 2024 and will close on 31 January 2024. 

May we politely ask that you do not call NHS 111, St Mary’s Hospital Switchboard or the Vaccine Hub regarding COVID vaccinations as we are unable to book or amend appointments.

Who is eligible for a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine

Adults aged 16 and over who meet the following criteria are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination:

  • Residents in a care home for older adults.
  • All adults aged 65 years and over.
  • Persons aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group, as laid out in the Immunisation Green Book, COVID-19 Chapter (Green Book).
  • Frontline health and social care workers.
  • Persons aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts (as defined in the Green Book) of people with immunosuppression.
  • Persons aged 16 to 64 years who are carers (as defined in the Green Book) and staff working in care homes for older adults.

For individuals in the above groups who have had or not had any previous doses, it is recommended that they receive a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine during the campaign period.

The current vaccine offered is Pfizer (Comirnaty Original Omicron BA 4-5).

Children aged 5 and over

Children’s COVID Vaccination Clinics for Years 5-11 and Years 12-15 are available to book using the National Booking System NBS system, or  by calling 119 or the COVID Helpline. 

Please note these take place in the Children’s Outpatients Department, North Hospital, St Mary’s and not the Hospital Vaccination Hub.

Where to find us

For adults over 16 years

St. Mary’s Vaccination Hub is in the South Block building, opposite the Duck Pond. Accessible parking is available to the rear of the building which can be accessed from the Laidlaw entrance.

Use this map to locate the St. Mary's Vaccination Hub. 

If you have booked your appointment through the National Booking Service and need to change it, please visit their website or the mobile phone NHS App, or call 119 between 8am and 8pm. Calls to 119 are free from mobiles and landlines. They can provide support in over 200 languages.

You can also contact the Hampshire and Isle of Wight COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline for further information including getting information in other languages such as Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Bengali and more, as well as the latest information on eligibility.   

You can contact the helpline on 0300 561 0018 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 1pm at weekends.

Find out more about COVID-19 and the vaccination programme including frequently asked questions.

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