Information on vaccines - Public Health Dorset

Information on vaccines

Book your appointment

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

You can book an appointment online or by calling 119 for:

  • 1st and 2nd doses for people aged 12 years old and over

  • boosters for people aged 16 years old and over

  • 3rd doses and boosters (4th doses) for people with a severely weakened immune system aged 16 years old and over

You can also find clinics offering walk-in vaccinations.

There is separate vaccination offer for 5-11 year olds who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

 

Info about the jab

There is a lot of false information on the COVID-19 vaccination, and it’s important that you know the facts in order to make an informed decision.

For the facts on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit: Vaccinations - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

For information on why the vaccination is safe and important, visit: Why vaccination is safe and important - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Fertility and pregnancy

You can get the COVID-19 vaccine if you’re pregnant or think you might be, you’re breastfeeding, you’re trying for a baby or might get pregnant in the future.

If you’re pregnant and have not had a COVID-19 vaccine, it’s preferable for you to have the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

You can book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments online.

Find out more advice on the COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy here: COVID-19 vaccination: a guide on pregnancy and breastfeeding - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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