Latest information on COVID-19

Following the Prime Minister's announcement (12 December 2021) that everyone over 18 will have received a COVID-19 booster by 31 December, we would like to reassure you we will have sufficient vaccines to achieve this new target across Hampshire and Isle of Wight and ensure everyone eligible is as protected as possible.

Teams are working incredibly hard to stand up as much additional capacity as possible across our communities. More availability is coming and we will update you as soon as possible.

For full details on COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Hampshire and Isle of Wight, click here.

Read our latest article on additional capacity here.

More information on the COVID-19 vaccine, including who is eligible, how people will be contacted and COVID passes, please click here.

How to access the COVID-19 jab locally

  • Via a local GP service: GP practices are working together across the county to vaccinate as many people as possible. Residents may be contacted by a different surgery to the one they usually go to. These sites are delivering booster doses and third doses for people who are immunosuppressed.

  • At a vaccination centre: In our area we have centres at St James's Hospital in Portsmouth, Riverside on the Isle of Wight and Oakley Road in Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Eligible people should receive a letter advising them of this route to book an appointment.  These sites are offering appointments for booster doses and first doses for children aged 12 – 17.
  • These sites are also offering walk-in options for first and second doses. More appointments Hampshire and Isle of Wight are being added to the National Booking Service (NBS) daily. We know that additional appointment slots are booked up very quickly, therefore we would advise people to check regularly for any updates here. Alternatively call the National Booking Service on 119 (open between 7am and 11pm daily. We will provide further updates as soon as possible.

  • Some local pharmacies: NHS England and Improvement has arranged for some pharmacies in Hampshire and Isle of Wight to provide the booster vaccination on an appointment basis. People can book an appointment at a pharmacy via the National Booking System online or by calling 119.

For more information on local sites please click here.