What COVID-19 vaccine can you have?

It can be confusing knowing the different types of vaccines and which one is best for you. Our advice is based on NHS recommendations.

The table below shows which vaccine you should have based on your age, condition, or vulnerability status.

If you have questions, get in touch with your GP or medical professional. Your doctor cannot book your appointment, but they should be able to give you advice about which vaccine to get. 

What vaccine can I have? 

Pfizer/BioNTech

  • Under the age of 40: Yes
  • Over the age of 40: Yes
  • If you are pregnant: Yes
  • Breastfeeding and under 40: Yes
  • Breastfeeding and over 40: Yes
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable (unless any other criteria applies): Yes
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable and 12 - 15 years old: Speak to your doctor
  • If you have any allergies or if you have had a severe allergic reaction: Speak to your doctor

Oxford / AstraZeneca

  • Under the age of 40: No
  • Over the age of 40: Yes
  • If you are pregnant: No
  • Breastfeeding and under 40: No
  • Breastfeeding and over 40: Yes
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable (unless any other criteria applies): Yes
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable and 12 - 15 years old: Speak to your doctor
  • If you have any allergies or if you have had a severe allergic reaction: Speak to your doctor

Moderna

  • Under the age of 40: Yes
  • Over the age of 40: Yes
  • If you are pregnant: Yes
  • Breastfeeding and under 40: Yes
  • Breastfeeding and over 40: Yes
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable (unless any other criteria applies): Yes
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable and 12 - 15 years old: Speak to your doctor
  • If you have any allergies or if you have had a severe allergic reaction: Speak to your doctor

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