Vaccination centre bookings

The Campus Covid-19 vaccination centre is open on Tuesday 29, Wednesday 30 June for students and staff, an additional date of Thursday 1 July has also been added(walk-ins only). The vaccination centre is run in partnership with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and located in the marquee on the Green Heart (by the Teaching and Learning building). The centre will be offering first doses of the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine.

You can book an appointment (available 0800-1800) using the link below, bookings are for Tuesday and Wednesday only, for anyone attending on Thursday it is just walk-ins only. The appointment should take no more than 30 minutes (including the waiting time for observation after your vaccination). Before you book your appointment -  please read the privacy statement on this page. Walk-ins will be accepted but there is likely to be a long wait so booking is highly recommended. 

If you have tested positive for the Coronavirus in the last 28 days or have had any other vaccination in the last 28 days you will not be eligible for the Covid vaccination -  you will need to wait until after 28 days.   Please do not attend if you have had a positive coronavirus test in the last 28 days or you will be turned away. 

Book your vaccine (29 June)

Book your vaccine (30 June)

When attending you will need:  

  • A face covering, unless you cannot wear one for a health or disability reason.
  • Booking ID if you have booked an appointment.
  • Student or Staff ID card.
  • NHS Number.  

Wherever you are in the UK you can book a vaccination appointment via the NHS website

Booking your second dose?

Once you have received your first dose you will be able to book a second dose via the NHS website.  Shortly after receiving your first dose the website will be updated by the NHS to recognise that you have had a first dose and will only allow you to book a second dose date when you are eligible to do so. 

Can I get my second dose at the campus vaccination site?

Yes, if you have already had your first dose, and only if your first dose was a Pfizer Vaccine.  This is also dependant on your eligibility for a second dose within the timetable established for second doses by the NHS.  While the service on campus is targeting first doses, if you are eligible for a second dose then you can make an appointment or just turn up.   You will need to bring your vaccination record card (from your first dose) with you.  

Please note: The minimum period between first and second doses is 8 weeks.   Please do not attend for a second dose in any less than an 8 week period between doses or you will be turned away.

I have concerns about getting the vaccine, is there any advice?

If you have any concerns about getting vaccinated the Immunology.org website has some detailed guidance for Covid-19 vaccinations.  You can also get vaccine advice from this helpful video from the Medical School at the University. 

Information for international students

Are international students eligible for the vaccination?

Anybody aged 18 or over in the UK is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination for free, regardless of their nationality or immigration status.

Do international students need to pay for the vaccine?

Nobody in England has to pay for the COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination is free of charge and does not count as the kind of care that requires payment. International students or anyone seeing requests for payment should report this activity to their university institution and to Action Fraud. More information on COVID-19 vaccine scams is on the Action Fraud website here.

Do international students need to be registered with a GP to get a vaccination?

While registration with a GP is encouraged to access the vaccine, individuals can request to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice. More information here.

How does an international student get an NHS number?

International students can approach their local GP practice, saying they would like to register for the purposes of receiving the vaccine.

Are any dependents of international students also eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination?

Anyone in England is eligible for the vaccine if they fall within the current eligibility criteria set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and should come forward once it is their turn.

 

Privacy statement: What we do with your data

The University must process your data in accordance with specific principles set out in Data Protection Law and in accordance with the University’s Data Protection Policy.

The information you provide in this booking system will be used to enable you to book an appointment for a first vaccination against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as part of the national vaccination programme. The booking system provided by the University is to support the management of queuing and capacity only and no personal health data will be recorded by the University. The vaccination service is operated by the NHS/University Hospitals Birmingham.

Your Personal Data will only be shared with those University staff who need to access it for the purposes of administering the booking system. Your Personal Data provided as part of the booking system will not be shared outside of the University. Additionally, the University will not receive any information relating to your vaccination.  The University will provide anonymised aggregate data consisting of the number of bookings per slot per day for the purpose of scheduling and maintaining a covid safe environment to University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

Your data submitted as part of the booking system will be retained for no more than two weeks and then deleted.

Further details of your rights in relation to your data, including how to exercise any of your rights or complain about the way your data are being handled can be found at: Data Protection – How the University Uses Your Data or by contacting dataprotection@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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