COVID-19 vaccine

People in the cohorts outlined by Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation can now book their first COVID-19 vaccination at a vaccination centre or a pharmacy once they’ve received an invitation.

To book an 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 38 or over
  • will turn 38 before 1 July 2021
  • are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • live or work in care homes
  • are a health and social care worker
  • have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • have a learning disability
  • are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19

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.

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.

If you are not eligible yet

Please wait to be contacted. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It’s important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to pay for the vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccine will always be available free of charge. The NHS will never ask you to share bank details to confirm your identity or pay for a vaccine. If you or a loved one receives a text message which looks suspicious and asks for your bank details please ignore it.

Help to get to a clinic if you don’t have your own transport

Contact Volunteer Cornwall or Age UK’s transport service for support if you’ve been asked to travel to a vaccination clinic and have no other way of getting there.

Vaccinations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

How will vaccinations be delivered in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Vaccinations are currently being offered at the sites below (information correct as of 30 April 2021).

GP vaccination sites

GP vaccination sites

People will be invited to book an appointment when it is their turn.

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:

  • Bodmin (until June 2021)
  • China Fleet Country Club, Saltash
  • Falmouth
  • Hayle
  • Helston
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Millpool Centre Looe
  • Mount Hawke
  • Newquay
  • Pensilva, Liskeard
  • Penzance
  • Rame council chamber
  • Redruth
  • Roche
  • St Austell
  • Truro


Hospital hubs

Hospital hubs

Hubs are based at Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske, University Hospital Plymouth and North Devon District Hospital. They are primarily offering vaccinations to frontline health and care workers, including those who work in care homes.

Pharmacies

Pharmacy sites

People in the cohorts outlined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation can now book their first COVID-19 vaccination at a vaccination centre or a pharmacy once they’ve received an invitation.

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

Our pharmacy sites are located at:

  • 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
  • Devonport Pharmacy: Delivering from Plymouth Cricket Ground

Large vaccination centres

Large vaccination centres

People in the cohorts outlined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation can now book their first COVID-19 vaccination at a vaccination centre or a pharmacy once they’ve received an invitation.

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

Our large vaccination centres are located at:

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

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