Make sure you have your second dose

Published on: 8th June 2021

Millions of people have now received a Covid-19 vaccine, which is a safe and effective way to help fight coronavirus.  
 
The first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine offers a high level of protection, but to get longer-lasting protection everyone will need to get a second dose. You should get the same type of vaccine for both doses.
 
It is important that you come back for your second jab when you are contacted, or if you have an appointment booked. 
 
You will have two doses of the same vaccine.

 

The first dose of the Pfizer and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine offers a high level of protection, but to get maximum and longer-lasting protection, everyone will need to get a second dose.
 
If you had your first vaccine at a hospital hub or through a local GP service, you will be contacted about your second dose.
 
In NW London we are trying to offer people their second vaccine a s soon as possible, this may mean you are contacted and invited in for your second dose earlier than you expected.  If you booked your first vaccine online through nhs.uk, or by calling 119, you should have booked both your first and second dose appointments at the same time. 
 
If you have any concerns, you can speak to your GP, go online, or call 119 for advice.

 

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