Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

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About the NHS COVID-19 vaccine

immunisationsThe COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and gives you the best protection against coronavirus. 

The vaccine is given as an injection into your upper arm. You will receive 2 doses.  

All adults aged 18 or over can now get vaccinated against COVID-19.

You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS.

If you were contacted but have not booked your appointments, you're still eligible and can book your appointments anytime.

Book a vaccine

Please continue to take recommended precautions after vaccination to avoid infection and further transmission.  

Hillingdon vaccination sites - walk-in service

The following sites in Hillingdon are offering walk-in options - dates, times and the vaccine availability are listed below.

Winston Churchill Theatre, Pinn Way, Ruislip, HA4 7QL



Vaccine available

Wednesday 28 July

10am to 7pm


Thursday 29 July

10am to 7pm


Friday 30 July10am to 7pmPfizer


Record Store, Old Vinyl Factory Vaccination Centre, 15 Pressing Lane, Hayes UB3 1HA or 254 Blyth Road



Vaccine available

Saturday 10 to Saturday 31 July

8am to 6pm


Astra Zeneca (Second dose)

Having your COVID-19 second vaccine 

It is important that you have both doses of your vaccine, as this doubles your protection against COVID-19.

If your first COVID-19 vaccination was more than 8 weeks ago, you can now have your second vaccination.


For your second vaccine, you will need to return to the same venue that you had your first vaccine.

If your GP booked you in for your first vaccine, they will contact you to book your second vaccine.

If you booked your first vaccine through one of the online booking systems, you will be able to book and manage your second vaccine through the national booking system - you can do this the day after you have had your first vaccine. 

If, for any reason, you miss having your second vaccine after your first, please book it in and have it as soon as possible. 

Information for residents who have had their 1st dose of AstraZeneca vaccine and have concerns about having the second dose


An NHS COVID Pass shows your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination details or test results. This is your COVID-19 status.

You may be asked to show your pass to travel abroad, or at events and venues in England asking for proof of your COVID-19 status.

Read more about the NHS COVID Pass

Common vaccine questions answered

Beware of vaccine scams 

There are reports of fraudsters using text messages to offer the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Please note the NHS will: 

  • never ask you to press a button on your keypad asking you to confirm you want the vaccine
  • never ask for payment for the vaccine or for your bank details.

If you receive a text message from an unfamiliar number: 

  • do not respond to it or click on any links
  • do not enter any personal or log on details
  • do not make any payment
Page last updated: 28 Jul 2021