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COVID-19 vaccinations

Spring Vaccine 2023

People aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those aged 5 years and over with a weakened immune system will be offered a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine this spring.

You should be offered an appointment between April and June, with those at highest risk being called in first. You will be invited to have your vaccine around 6 months from your last dose, but you can have it from 3 months.

If you are turning 75 years of age between April and June, you will be called for your vaccination; you do not have to wait for your birthday.

The government website has information about the vaccines in use this spring: A guide to the COVID-19 spring booster 2023 - GOV.UK (

Catching up with missed doses

If you have not yet had either of your first 2 doses of the vaccine (or a third dose for those with a weakened immune system) you should have them as soon as possible.

If you are eligible and you have missed an earlier booster, you should have a dose this spring to catch up. You will not need another dose during the summer.

Booster doses are an important part of protecting yourself from COVID-19 if you're at increased risk.

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.

Getting your vaccination

Adults over 16 years

St. Mary’s Vaccination Hub on the St. Mary’s Hospital site is currently offering COVID-19 vaccinations for first and second doses to adults over 16 years. This offer will end on 29 June 2023, at the same time as the Spring Boosters.

The Spring Booster vaccination is offered to adults over 75 years and those aged over 16 years with a weakened immune system.

The current vaccines offered will be either the Pfizer (Cormirnaty Bivalent BA.4-5/Original) or Sanofi VidPrevtyn Beta

The NHS website has more information about vaccine ingredients.

We recommend that you book an appointment via the National Booking Service or by using the mobile phone NHS App, or by calling 119. Alternatively, you can also walk-in (no appointment needed) however, booked appointments will be prioritised and you may have a long wait.

We are open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 07:45 to 13:00 until the end of June 2023 for walk-ins and bookings.

Please note we are closed on Monday 29 May and Monday 19 June 2023 

Children aged 5 and over

Children’s COVID Vaccination Clinics take place in the Children’s Outpatients Department, North Hospital, St Mary’s and NOT the Hospital Vaccine Hub.

Appointments must be booked in advance using the National Booking Service, we are unable to offer walk-ins.

Children over 5 years with a weakened immune system will be offered a booster of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine this spring.

For information about eligibility and how to book your Child’s vaccination, please use the NHS website. You will need your child’s NHS number.

All vaccines offered will be the Pfizer (Comirnaty 10) for 5-11 years or Pfizer (Comirnaty Bivalent BA.4-5/Original) for 12-15 years.

Child vaccine doses offered:

For children 5-15 years - 1st dose and 2nd dose only.

A Spring booster dose is offered if your child has a weakened immune system.

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.

For children 5-15 years

Clinics are held in the Children's Outpatients Department which is located in the North Hospital. Accessible parking is available in the North Car Park.

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 the NHS website or use the mobile phone NHS App, or call 119 from 8am to 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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