COVID-19 vaccine

To book an COVID-19 vaccine appointment please use the NHS online booking service or call 119. You will be able to pick a site, date and a time.

Who can use this service

You can only use this service if you:

  • are aged 18 or over
  • are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • have a learning disability
  • are a frontline health or social care worker
  • get a carer’s allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you’re a carer

If you’ve been invited to book because you’re turning 18 soon, please book your first dose vaccination on or after your 18th birthday.

You need to be registered with a GP surgery in England to use this service. Register with a GP if you do not have one.

COVID-19 vaccine for unpaid carers

If you are an unpaid carer, you may be eligible for a COVID vaccination. Read our step by step guide of who is eligible and what to do next to help you understand the process. If you would like to self-declare as an unpaid carer and check your eligibility for the vaccine, you can do so via the unpaid carers vaccine check form or call Kernow Carers Service on 0800 587 8191 or 07739 788842 and a team member will call you back. You can also email fis@cornwall.gov.uk.

GP vaccination service

People can be vaccinated by their local GP-led vaccination service but will need to wait to be invited by them. We are unable to give timescales, but please do not contact your GP practice to ask for updates or an appointment.

COVID-19 vaccine status

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App. If you don’t have access to a smartphone, call 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you.

Please do not contact your GP surgery or NHS 111 about your vaccination status.

NHS number

Everyone invited to have a vaccine is asked to bring a copy of their NHS number with them. If you don’t know what your number is, you can use the free NHS online service to receive a reminder of your NHS number.

Vaccinations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

How will the COVID-19 vaccine be delivered in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Vaccinations are currently being offered at the sites below (information correct as of 17 May 2021).

GP vaccination sites

GP vaccination sites

Staff from GP practices are working together in groups of primary care networks to deliver the vaccine from clinics or via mobile teams to care homes. They are vaccinating people in the priority groups outlined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

Local vaccination sites run by GPs are located at:

  • Falmouth
  • Hayle
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Millpool Centre Looe
  • Mount Hawke
  • Newquay
  • Penzance
  • Redruth
  • Roche
  • St Austell
  • Truro


Hospital hubs

Hospital hubs

Hospital hubs are primarily offering vaccinations to frontline health and care workers, including those who work in care homes.

Pharmacies

Pharmacy sites

To book an appointment use the NHS online booking service or call 119.

Our pharmacy sites are located at:

  • Day Lewis pharmacy, Chester Road, Newquay
  • Redruth Pharmacy: Delivering from Redruth Rugby Football Club, The Recreation Ground, Redruth
  • Reeds Pharmacy, Truro
  • Roche Pharmacy, Roche
  • Wedmore Pharmacy: Delivering from Camborne Community Centre
  • Arnolds Pharmacy: Delivering from Westward Ho! Baptist Church, Bideford, Devon
  • Devon and Devonport Pharmacy: Delivering from Plymouth Albion, Brickfields Recreation Ground
  • Well Plympton, Plympton

Large vaccination centres

Large vaccination centres

To book an appointment use the NHS online booking service or call 119.

Our large vaccination centres are located at:

  • Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge
  • Stithians Showground
  • Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
  • Home Park, Plymouth

Vaccination centre information

Anyone attending an appointment at the vaccine centre will be greeted by volunteers who will marshal car parks and register them when they arrive. The centre has been organised to allow for social distancing.

They will receive a health check and a pre-vaccination assessment before the vaccine, and then be observed for 15 minutes afterwards.

Those who requires extra support from a carer should have them attend the appointment but is asked this is kept to a maximum of 1 other person to maintain social distancing. Wheelchairs will be available for anyone who requires them, and disabled parking is available on site.

People attending their appointments should wear loose clothing to provide vaccinators easy access to the arm, and flat shoes.

Please ask someone, wherever possible, to drive you to and from the site. This will allow you to receive your jab and return to your day as quickly as possible, and will mean more people can be vaccinated at the centre.


Videos

360 tour of the Stithians Showground large vaccination centre

Royal Cornwall Showground large vaccination centre