COVID-19 vaccine

People in the cohorts outlined by Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) 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 call 119 or visit the online booking system where you will be able to pick a site, a date and a time.

People can wait to 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.

Who will receive the vaccine?

We are currently vaccinating those in the following JVCI cohorts if you:

  • are aged 64 or over
  • you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • are an eligible frontline health or social care worker
  • are eligible for carer’s allowance

Staff are working tirelessly to ensure the necessary measures are in place for those most at risk to get their vaccine first. We ask for your patience and understanding and are doing everything we can to stick to our timelines.

Vaccination roll-out for people with a learning disability and/or autism

Anyone with a learning disability and/or autism can now have their COVID-vaccine as the programme moves to the next stage. Find out more about the roll-out.

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 8 February 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 above.

Local vaccination sites run by GPs are located at:

  • Bodmin
  • 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

Pharmacies

People in the cohorts outlined by Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) 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 call 119 or visit the online booking system where you will be able to pick a site, a date and a time.

Our pharmacy sites are located at:

  • Reeds Pharmacy, Truro
  • Roche Pharmacy, Roche
  • Arnolds Pharmacy: Delivering from Westward Ho! Baptist Church, Bideford, Devon
  • Devonport Pharmacy: Delivering from Plymouth Cricket Ground

Bookings are through the national COVID-19 vaccine booking service. You cannot book an appointment through the booking service unless you have received an invitation letter.

Large vaccination centres

Large vaccination centres

People in the cohorts outlined by Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) 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 call 119 or visit the online booking system where you will be able to pick a site, a date and a time.

Our large vaccination centres are located at:

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

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.

360 tour of the Stithians Showground large vaccination centre

Royal Cornwall Showground large vaccination centre