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Information on getting your COVID-19 vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine Bottle Mockup with a blue lid
  • Written byInternal Communications
  • Published date 30 June 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Bottle Mockup with a blue lid

Vaccinations are now available in the UK for anyone aged 16 or over and UAL encourages all our staff and students to be vaccinated. With the rise of COVID-19 cases due to new variants, vaccinations are the best way to protect our community.

All students, regardless of their nationality or immigration status, are eligible to be vaccinated.

Vaccinations are being offered free of charge at local sites run by GPs, community pharmacies, larger vaccination centres, walk-in sites and in some hospitals.

There are several ways to book your vaccines.

For adults aged 18 or over

If you are registered with a GP in the UK, you can:

  • Book your appointments on the National Booking Service website, at a location which is convenient to you.
  • Wait to receive an invitation from your GP via text or email
  • Contact 119 to book over the phone
  • Find a walk-in vaccination site and receive your vaccine. You do not require an appointment at walk-in sites.

If you are not registered with a GP, you can:

For young adults aged 16 and 17

  • You will be contacted by a local NHS services such as a GP surgery to book your vaccination appointments.
  • Some walk-in vaccination sites are offering the vaccine to young people. You do not require an appointment at walk-in sites.

A few things to remember:

  • Anyone aged 16 and over is entitled to the COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of nationality or immigration status.
  • The vaccination is free.

International students

Read the UK government's guide to vaccinations for international students.

COVID-19 testing

Getting tested for COVID-19 is still an important part of how we keep everyone safe at UAL and we strongly encourage all students to get tested twice weekly. More information on COVID-19 testing and reporting can be found on our COVID-19 testing page, including where to get your test.

Visit the government COVID-19 vaccination pages or the NHS Vaccination pages for more information on the UK’s vaccine rollout.