Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

This webpage features information about how you can get your vaccine in Kingston this week, as well as around the Winter booster programme and vaccines for under 16s.

Visit walk-in sites open this week or book online.

Hawks Road Vaccination Centre, KT1 3EW

Pfizer vaccination clinic,12-15 year olds

  • Friday 14 & Sunday 16 January, 1.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Friday 21 January 2022, 3.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Sunday 23 January 2022, 1.30pm to 6.30pm

Pfizer vaccination clinic,16+ year olds 1st and 2nd doses and 18+ booster walk-in

  • Friday 14 January 2022, 8.45am to 3pm
  • Saturday 15 January 2022, 8.45am to 5.30pm
  • Sunday 16 January, 8.45am to 1.30pm
  • Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Friday 21 January 2022, 8.45am to 3.30pm
  • 8.45am to 6.30pm Thursday 20th January 2022, 8.45am to 6.30pm
  • Saturday 22nd January 2022, 8.15am to 7.30pm
  • Sunday 23rd January 2022, 8.45am to 1.30pm

Boots, Union Street, Kingston, KT1 1RP

Moderna vaccination clinic, 18+ booster walk-in only

  • Friday 14 January, 9am to 1pm and, 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday 15 January, 2-5pm
  • Monday 17 January 2022, 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 January 2022, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday 22 January 2022, 2pm to 5pm

Pfizer vaccination clinic,16+ 1st and 2nd doses and 18+ booster walk-in

  • Monday 17 and Saturday 22 January 2022, 9am to 1pm

Pearl Pharmacy, Surbiton

Pfizer and Moderna clinic, 16+ year olds 1st and 2nd doses and 18+ booster walk-in

  • Monday 17 January to Thursday 20 January 2022, 9am to 5pm

You can view all the latest walk-in vaccine sites in Kingston and surrounding boroughs on the CCG website. No appointment is needed for these sessions, and you do not need to be registered with your GP.

You no longer need to wait for an invitation to receive a Covid-19 booster vaccination from your local walk in vaccine centre. Everyone over the age of 16 can now get their booster jab, as long as it has been at least three months since your second dose of the vaccine.

12-15 year old vaccine FAQs

Whilst young people’s vulnerability to Covid-19 is lower than elderly members of the population, they can still catch the virus. Due to Covid-19 being a very infectious respiratory disease, the vaccine will help reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 within schools and reduce the need for children to have time off school.

The period of infection being shortened will mean that the virus is less prevalent and is in short circulation in Kingston, preventing others that may be unvaccinated or in need of a booster jab suffering the effects of Covid-19. 

If my child has had COVID, are there further benefits of getting the vaccine?

It’s still recommended, because immunity through the vaccine strengthens your own natural immunity. However, your child should wait until 28 days have passed since the date of a positive COVID test.

My son panics when he sees needles – what can I do to support him?

This is a common issue, which school and medical teams are very used to dealing with. Nurses are really experienced and will use practiced methods to minimise anxiety and stress – and will allow enough time to put young people at ease. As a parent, please reassure your child of this. It’s also recommended you ask your school to inform the vaccination team if your child has a particular needle phobia.

What if my child has not turned 12 yet?

School based immunisation teams will only vaccinate children aged 12 and above in line with government guidance. We are putting in place a process for other settings including GPs and mass vaccination sites to provide vaccinations to healthy 12-15 year olds. There will continue to be provision for those aged 12 and over in the coming months.

Is it safe to give the vaccine to a child with specific health conditions, including rare genetic disorders and special educational needs?

As advised by the Joint Commission on Vaccination and Immunisations, persons aged 12 to 15 years with specific underlying health conditions that put them at risk of severe COVID-19, should be offered 2 doses of PfizerBNT162b2 vaccine with an interval of 8 weeks between doses. This currently includes children with severe neuro-disabilities, Down’s Syndrome, underlying conditions resulting in immunosuppression, profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), severe learning disabilities or who are on the learning disability register. Details regarding additional person groups with underlying health conditions to be offered vaccination will be provided as updates in the Green Book.

I still have some concerns and questions

You can pop into any of the vaccination clinics to talk to staff at any time. We’re aware of the concerns people have and there is no pressure for parents to vaccinate their children whatsoever. All we wish to do is inform people to the best of our ability so that they can make the best decisions for their family. 

NHS vaccination staff are here to help and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

For more information about Covid-19 and vaccines click here.

Winter Flu vaccinations

The list of people eligible for the flu vaccine this year is similar to that for the Covid booster jab, but for full details on who's eligible, visit here.

Vaccines for those under the age of 18

The NHS is offering COVID-19 vaccination to children and young people. This includes those aged 12 to 17 years at increased risk from infection who will need 2 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 8 weeks apart. All other young people aged 12 to 17 years will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Any decision over whether a second dose will be offered to these 12 to 17 year olds will be made at a later date.

Many vaccines will be provided at schools. In these cases, young people receiving the vaccine will require a consent form, signed by a parent or guardian. A nurse or GP will be present to answer any questions.

You can read the Government’s guide for young people and parents here.

Information about the coronavirus vaccine

The coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus. When you have had the vaccine, you still must follow any guidance that may be relevant at the time. View the most up to date vaccination information on the NHS website.

The vaccine is always offered free of charge by the NHS. The NHS will never ask for your bank details to prove your identity.

Further information and resources

You can read FAQs about the vaccine here. You can also watch a variety of videos by experts, answering key questions about the vaccine.

You can also find information about the vaccine in easy read format:

If you are interested in volunteering to support the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out, please get in touch with Volunteering Kingston.

Find out more about what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from coronavirus.

Last Modified: 17/01/2022 16:28:48