On Monday 29 November, the JCVI published their latest guidance.
Jersey’s Vaccination Programme will provide more details on when you can get your second or booster dose, depending on your age group:
- adults aged 18 to 39 should be offered a COVID-19 booster dose
- booster doses for all adults should be given no sooner than three months after the primary course
- severely immunosuppressed individuals should be offered a booster dose (fourth dose) no sooner than 3 months after completing their 3 primary doses
- young people aged 12 to 15 years old should be offered a second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 12 weeks after their first dose was administered
The current vaccination programme applies until we announce when the expanded programme.
First dose vaccination appointment
You can get your first dose if you're aged 12 years or over.
Second doses of the vaccine are scheduled between 4 and 12 weeks from the date you receive your first dose.
You'll receive an email or SMS with confirming the date and time of your second appointment.
Booster (third dose) vaccination appointment
You can get your booster dose if you're:
You need to check 6 months has passed since your second dose. Check your COVID Status Certificate before you book your appointment.
You will be offered the Pfizer vaccine as a third dose, regardless of which vaccine brand you have received for your primary doses. This follows data from studies that indicates the Pfizer vaccine is well tolerated as a third dose and provides a strong booster response.
If you are aged 50 years or over or are in a clinical at-risk group, you will be offered a free flu vaccination at the same time as your COVID-19 booster. The flu vaccination does not need to be booked in advance.
Book an appointment
Book a vaccination appointment
Make sure you have the following information:
- name, address, phone number
- Social Security number
- date of birth
- letter from the vaccination team if you're clinically extremely vulnerable or clinically at risk (take this letter to your appointment)
If you're in an eligible tier for vaccination alongside eligible family members or friends, you can book an appointment together and receive your vaccine at the same time.
Group bookings are limited to two people. If you're booking on behalf of someone else, you need to have their permission.
You will receive separate SMS or email confirmation with details of your individual appointment time and date.
If you received your second dose at home, you will be contacted by the vaccine programme to arrange a booster.
If you did not receive your second dose at home but are now considered housebound, you should call the helpline to register for a home visit.
If you have COVID or feel unwell
If you have COVID-19 you can have the vaccine 4 weeks following a positive test. If you're under 18, check
vaccine guidance for teenagers and children.
If you're unwell, it's better to wait until you have recovered to have your vaccine, but you should have it as soon as possible.
You should not attend a vaccine appointment if you're:
- waiting for a COVID-19 test
- unsure if you're fit and well
Children and young people aged 12 years old and over
The vaccination centre is open for young people to attend on weekdays from 11.30am to 6.30pm and weekends from 8.30am to 3.30pm.
Vaccines will be offered in secondary schools from Monday 29 November.
Vaccination information for children and teenagers
Parents or carers attending the appointment are must bring their ID, as well as the ID of their young person. Acceptable forms of ID include:
- driving licence
- provisional driving licence
- original birth certificate
- other photo ID issued by a recognised body that includes their date of birth
Aged 12 to 15 years old
If you are aged 12 to 15, you will need a parent or carer to fill out the vaccine form for you and give consent. A parent or carer must attend your appointment with you.
There will be a special area for 12 to 15 year olds set up at Fort Regent. There will be a team of staff who have experience giving vaccines to young people.
Aged 16 and 17 years old
Once young people reach 16, they are presumed in law to be competent to give consent for themselves.
At your appointment
Arrive no longer than 15 minutes before your appointment.
When you go to your appointment, you'll need to:
- bring proof of address
- bring photo ID confirming date of birth
- bring letter from the vaccination team if you're clinically extremely vulnerable or clinically at risk
- wear a mask
- wear loose clothing to make sure the vaccine can be administered to the upper arm
The average time for appointments is 30 to 45 minutes. This includes a booking in, the vaccination and then a 15 minute wait afterward.
After you get the vaccine
We ask you wait 15 minutes after your vaccination in a supervised waiting area.
You can carry on with your day as normal as long as you feel well.
What to expect after the vaccine English Easy Read (PDF)
Bringing someone with you for support
You can bring someone with you to your appointment for support.
Vaccination centre parking
The vaccination centre is at Fort Regent.
Free parking (2 hours maximum) for people attending vaccination appointments will be on floors 11 and 12 of Pier Road car park.
Shuttle bus from Liberation Station
A shuttle bus service, with 6 seats and wheelchair space, will operate from Liberation Station Stand O. The bus will depart every 20 minutes at the following times:
- Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 6.30pm
- Saturday and Sunday, 8.30am to 3.30pm
Jersey residents in the UK including students
If you're a Jersey resident and currently in England and have an NHS number, you can use the national booking service to book a vaccination appointment.
To book a vaccination appointment in the UK, you'll need:
- date of birth
- GP record/NHS number
Book online on the NHS website or call 119.
Students will be able to have their first or second dose of the vaccine in the UK if they:
If you've had your first dose of the vaccine in the UK, you can have your second dose in Jersey 10 weeks after your first vaccine.
If you've had your first dose of the vaccine in Jersey and will be returning to the UK, you can have your second dose in the UK.
Types of vaccine
In the UK and Jersey, there are 3 types of COVID-19 vaccine that are currently being used:
- Pfizer BioNtech vaccine
- AstraZeneca (Oxford) vaccine
You'll be advised of the vaccine at your appointment.
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