COVID-19 vaccinations

Who do I contact if I experience side effects after leaving the site?

You can talk to one of our pharmacists on site or your GP. You can also call NHS 111

Most side effects are mild and pass by themselves. You should move your arm (to help spread the vaccination around your body) and try a simple painkiller. All vaccination staff are trained to recognise and manage the symptoms of an allergic reaction, and while very rare, this usually happens within 2 minutes of the injection being given. If you have driven yourself to your appointment, you will be asked to remain on site for 15 minutes after your vaccination to monitor for side effects or reactions before you leave.

If you think you are having a serious allergic reaction, you should call 999, although this is very rare (estimated to be around 1 in 900,000 people) and usually happens within minutes of injection.