# How to get a COVID-19 vaccine
Vaccinations for COVID-19 are now available for all UK residents aged 18 and over, meaning all university students based in the UK can now get their first jab.
Do not attend a vaccination centre if you have recently travelled from another country and need to quarantine, have had a positive test and need to isolate, or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
# Book with your GP
Anyone living in England can register with a local doctor called a General Practitioner (GP). It is free to do so and you can book your vaccinations with them. If you are not yet registered, you should not wait until you feel unwell to register with a GP; do this as soon as you can, and local to where you live:
- In Coventry, you can register with our on-campus medical centre (opens new window) and book in at the vaccination clinic taking place every Wednesday in the Hub.
- You can also register and book with a GP in a location convenient to you, anywhere in England. Find your local GP (opens new window).
If you’re already registered with a General Practitioner (GP), you will likely have received a text with a link to book your COVID-19 vaccinations directly, or you can give them a call to book.
# Book via the NHS website
Even if you are not registered with a GP, you can book to have your vaccinations at a convenient location anywhere in England via the NHS website (opens new window).
# Visit a pop-up vaccination centre
A number of pop-up vaccination centres have been set up across England, including one right here on campus. Most do not require booking – simply turn up – but you will need to take proof of age. Find a pop-up vaccination centre (opens new window).
You’ll need to receive two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. After your first, you’ll receive a record card – make sure you keep this safe and, if possible, take it with you when you have your second.
# Get regular updates about COVID-19
You can read more about students receiving the COVID-19 vaccination in the COVID-19 vaccination FAQs: students in Higher Education Institutions (opens new window), published by the NHS on 18 June 2021.
There are regularly updated COVID-19 FAQs (opens new window) on the Return to Campus Hub. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please stay at home and let us know (opens new window) so we can offer you appropriate support.
This information is part of our Thinksafe campaign. You can (find the full range of support and information on the student portal)[https://livecoventryac.sharepoint.com/sites/students-portal/SitePages/Thinksafe.aspx].