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COVID-19 vaccinations

The NHS will contact you when its your turn.

The COVID-19 vaccination programme has begun on the Isle of Wight. There are four approved COVID-19 vaccines that include Pfizer/BioNtech, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Moderna and Janssen.

The vaccines approved for use in the UK have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Information about the COVID-19 vaccines is available on the NHS website

The priority order of vaccinations being delivered has been set nationally by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and not a decision that is made locally.

At the moment the vaccine is being administered to:

  • people aged 18 and over
  • clinically vulnerable 
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • health and social care workers

If you meet the criteria above then you can book online or call 119. You'll need your NHS number which you can access online.

Please ensure you are registered with a GP in England. People will need an appointment to get their vaccine; most people will be invited by letter from their GP practice or the national programme.

Need to change an appointment?

If you need to change an appointment then please call 119 if you received your first vaccine at the Riverside vaccination hub, or call your GP if your received your vaccine at your local surgery.

Vaccination sites:

The Island has several COVID-19 vaccination sites including The Riverside Centre in Newport. A full list of the vaccination sites are found at the bottom of this page.

Alison Smith, managing director of NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The opening of a vaccination centre on the island is great news for our residents as this will greatly increase our capacity to vaccinate people.

“Setting up the COVID-19 vaccination programme has been an enormous undertaking and the way that we have pulled together to make this happen has been fantastic.

“I absolutely need to pay tribute to all colleagues and volunteers. They have been phenomenal in pulling together and setting our clinics up with such speed and efficiency. I want to say a big thank you to them for all their hard work and share how proud I am of my colleagues for their incredible efforts.

“We still have COVID-19 circulating in our communities and so we need to do all we can to keep ourselves and each other safe. I remind everyone to continue to wash their hands for 20 seconds regularly, to wear a face covering when required and to maintain social distancing of two metres.”

Sites across the Isle of Wight are:

Site Site type
The Centre (Carisbrooke site) GP-led vaccination service
The Riverside Centre Vaccination Centre
Westridge Centre, Ryde GP-led vaccination service
West Wight Sport and Community Centre GP-led vaccination service



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