Vaccinations

How students and staff can book a Covid-19 vaccination.

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Getting your vaccination

Everyone aged 16 and over living in the UK is eligible for a free Covid-19 vaccination, regardless of their nationality or immigration status

You should get your vaccination as soon as you are able.

Booster vaccinations

A booster dose of the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from Covid-19.


Booking a Covid-19 vaccination

You can book a vaccine appointment at any vaccination centre convenient to you.

NHS England has published a document containing FAQs about student Covid-19 vaccinations in England, including questions about international student vaccinations.


    Vaccine guidance for international students

    International students who live in the UK will be able to access the Covid-19 vaccine for free.

    If you have only partially completed your vaccination (for example one dose) you will be able to access the second dose here in the UK.

    If you have already had both doses of a vaccine, you will not be required to have any further doses (unless you are eligible for any booster programme).

    You do not need to register for a UK GP surgery to receive your vaccine in the UK. However we strongly recommend registering with our University Health Service as soon as possible upon arrival in Sheffield, so you can access help if you get poorly.

    If you have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine overseas that is also available in the UK, you should receive the same vaccine for your second dose. If the vaccine you received for your first dose is not available in the UK, the most similar alternative should be offered. For further information, please refer to NHS England's guidance:

    Guidance if you had your first vaccine outside of England

    FAQs on vaccine recognition

    FAQs on second doses


    Updates to self-isolation rules

    While you’re no longer required to self-isolate if you have Covid-19, you should try to stay away from others if you have symptoms. 

    Please continue to stay at home if you feel unwell, and do not come to campus.

    What to do if you have symptoms of Covid-19 (NHS website)


    Sheffield NHS Vaccination Centre

    A vaccination centre for Sheffield is open near the Northern General Hospital:

    • Sheffield NHS Vaccination Centre, Longley Lane, Sheffield S5 7JN
    • Appointments are available 7.40am–6.40pm. There is also a walk-in service available for anyone aged 16 and over, which is open seven days a week, 8am–6:30pm.

    Book your vaccination online

    Support – get in touch

    Our extensive range of support services for students are all available online.