COVID-19 vaccinations

Primary and booster doses, current eligibility, booking an appointment and where to go.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Our vaccination centres

Oxford Health is the lead provider for large-scale vaccination centres for Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire West and cater for first, second and seasonal booster doses to all eligible people.

  • Buckinghamshire New University’s Aylesbury Campus, Walton Street, Aylesbury. Open Saturdays and Sundays 8.30am to 5.30pm. (Further details are available on the trust website)
  • CURRENTLY CLOSED: Kassam Stadium,  Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 6DE (*closed all day for Oxford United home weekend matches)
  • CURRENTLY CLOSED: Broad Street Mall, Units 49-50, Reading, RG1 7QE.
  • CURRENTLY CLOSED: Guttmann Centre: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP


Our sites accept booked appointments only for eligible patient groups. Appointment can be booked and amended via the National Booking System  or by calling 119. If calling 119 please ensure you bring your booking reference number with you when attending one of our sites.

You will be required to wear a mask at our sites, unless you are exempt.

If you have mobility or other issues you will be able to register this when booking.

Walk in appointments are not currently available to patient groups at our sites

You can check eligibility here.

How to get a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

Find out how to get a 1st, 2nd or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and how you will be contacted for your vaccinations.

Booster doses of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

How to get a booster dose

There are two booster doses of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine you may be able to get:

  • a 1st booster for everyone aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, once they have completed their primary COVID-19 vaccination course
  • a seasonal booster (autumn booster) for anyone who is:
    • aged 50 or over
    • pregnant
    • aged 5 and over and at high risk due to a health condition
    • aged 5 and over and at high risk because of a weakened immune system
    • aged 16 and over and lives with someone who has a weakened immune system
    • aged 16 and over and is a carer, either paid or unpaid
    • a frontline health and social care worker.


  • Walk in appointments are available to frontline health and social care workers who will need to show documentation proof of their role/ ID badge when attending a vaccination site.
  • People aged 50 to 64 years old who are not in any of these groups will be able to get a seasonal booster (autumn booster) later in autumn 2022.

    The appointment dates you’ll be offered will start from 3 months (91 days) after your previous dose.

    Children aged 5 to 15

    You cannot book seasonal booster (autumn booster) appointments for some children aged 5-15 online, including those who live with someone with a weakened immune system. You will need to go to a walk-in vaccination site or book an appointment at a GP surgery.

    Advice for children aged 12 to 15 years old and their parents or guardians

    A set of COVID-19 vaccination resources for children and young people are available on GOV.UK in a variety of languages, Braille and Easy Read. These resources are to help children, young people and their parents or guardians make a decision about whether to get vaccinated.

    There’s also a list of pre-screening questions on GOV.UK to help you and your child consider what is likely to be asked at your appointment. You do not need to complete this before you go.

    Consent to treatment is an important part of the process. A consent form is available on GOV.UK to help you and your child discuss this decision, but you do not need to print or bring the form with you. Staff at the vaccination site will ask for consent before giving the vaccine.

If you have not had a booster dose yet, you’re still eligible and can book anytime.

COVID-19 vaccine ingredients

The COVID-19 vaccines do not contain egg or animal products.

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine contains a tiny amount of alcohol, but this is less than in some everyday foods like bread.

You can find out about the ingredients in the vaccines currently available in the UK:

Health advice

Mental health advice – coronavirus

Our 24/7 mental health helplines with trained advisors are there to help in all regions covered by Oxford Health – this includes Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Swindon, Wiltshire and Bath & North East Somerset.

Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire adults and young people

Ring NHS 111 or visit and you will have contact with an adviser who will direct you to appropriate care and support.

For children and young people (not adults)

Bath and North East Somerset:

  • Weekdays 9am to 5pm – call 01865 903889
  • Out of hours and weekends – call 01865 901000


  • Weekdays 9am to 5pm – call 01865 903330
  • Out of hours and weekends – call 01865 901000


  • Weekdays 9am to 5pm – call 01793 463177
  • Out of hours and weekends – call 01865 901000

Further advice

If you’re pregnant and worried about coronavirus, you can get advice about coronavirus and pregnancy from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

The Race Equality Foundation has produced a national resource of written and audio translated materials of the guidance on coronavirus and other information to support those with dementia, their families and carers. The materials have been translated into the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Kurdish, Punjabi, Portuguese, Polish, Somali and Urdu.

Covid-19 translated resources

Diabetes 101 has produced a series of videos of the guidance in which health care professionals discuss the importance of COVID-19 vaccines and diabetes in multiple languages. The videos are available in the following languages: Bengali, Cantonese, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayam, Mandarin, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Urdu and Yoruba.

Covid-19 and Diabetes


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Published: 29 September 2022