COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees tells you more about what this means.
Book transport to a vaccination site
You can access transport if you have poor mobility or struggle to meet the cost of travel to your vaccination site.
Pop-up vaccination clinics
We are holding free, pop-up and walk-in vaccination clinics for all local residents.
You do not need to book and you can get your first or second dose vaccination at these sites.
If you would like to book an appointment for your vaccination, you can do this at: Book a coronavirus vaccination appointment
John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Opening hours: 8am-7pm
- Tuesday 3 August - Saturday 7 August
- Monday 9 August - Friday 13 August
- Sunday 15 August - Monday 16 August
- Wednesday 18 August - Tuesday 24 August
- Friday 27 August
- Sunday 29 August - Tuesday 31 August
Boots, King Street, Huddersfield
Opening hours: Various
- Wednesday 4 August - 8.30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm - (Astra Zeneca - Over 40s)
- Thursday 5 August - 9am-1pm and 2.15pm-4.45pm - (Pfizer only)
- Friday 6 August - 9am-1pm and 2.15pm-4.45pm - (Pfizer only)
- Saturday 7 August - 9am-1pm and 2.15pm-4.45pm - (Pfizer only)
- Wednesday 11 August - 8.30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm - (Astra Zeneca - Over 40s)
- Wednesday 18 August - 8.30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm - (Astra Zeneca - Over 40s)
- Wednesday 25 August - 8.30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm - (Astra Zeneca - Over 40s)
Batley & Spen Vaccination Centre, 2 Talbot Street, Batley, WF17 5AW
Opening hours: Various
- Saturday 7 August - 9am-6pm
- Sunday 8 August- 9am-6pm
- Monday 9 August- 9am-6pm
- Friday 13 August- 9am-6pm
- Saturday 14 August - 9am-6pm
- Sunday 15 August - 9am-6pm
- Ravensthorpe - Tuesday 3 August - 3pm-6:30pm - Ravensthorpe Community Centre's car park
In line with the latest government guidance second vaccinations are available for people 8 to 12 weeks after their first dose. This is to help ensure maximum protection is achieved after two doses. We do not routinely offer second vaccinations earlier than this, unless clinically appropriate.
All clinics will have the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines available.
If you live elsewhere but work in Kirklees, you can also attend these clinics to get your vaccination.
Who the vaccination is being given to
Delivering vaccinations to our population will take time, so please be patient. At the moment, it is being given to:
- people aged 18 and over
- people who will turn 18 before 1 July 2021
- people at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- people who live or work in care homes
- health and social care workers
- people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- people with a learning disability
- people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19.
Register with a GP
You need to be registered with a GP surgery in England. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.
You might be contacted to book an appointment
This will either be by letter, phone or text.
Do not respond to anybody who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a payment.
- The NHS will never ask for your bank account or card details.
- The NHS will never ask for your PIN or banking password.
- The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.
- The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.
Once you have been contacted
Book your appointment as soon as possible. You may be offered the option to book an appointment online. If you cannot book online you may be able to book an appointment by phone.
- There is a national vaccination centre at John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
- If you are unable to travel to the vaccination centre you are offered, please refer back to the letter for advice on alternative ways you can get vaccinated.
- Vaccinations are being carried out across a range of locations such as GP practices and health care centres.
Book your own appointment if you haven't been contacted
If you are eligible for a vaccine and haven't been contacted, you can book an appointment online.
- Or Phone Freephone 119 between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. This number has BSL (British Sign Language) and text relay facilities
Getting the vaccine
Attend your appointment when you are given one. Vaccines are still being provided during national lockdown. You are permitted to leave your home to get your vaccine.
- If you have had COVID-19, you should still get vaccinated when you are invited to your appointment. See also below section on People who have had COVID-19, had the flu vaccine or are unwell.
- As people have to complete a course of two vaccinations and the programme will be delivered in a phased approach to ensure those most at risk are vaccinated first, it is not possible to choose one vaccine over another.
- The vaccination centre your appointment takes place in will keep you safe from COVID-19 through a range of measures, including cleaning and disinfecting and having social distancing in waiting areas.
- Please wear a face covering to your appointment and also take the usual steps to minimise your risk as you travel to it.
- If you are taking medication, please bring a list of these with you to the vaccination centre. Do not bring the medicines themselves.
- If you are taking a blood thinner called Warfarin you need your latest INR reading and when it was last checked. If you don't know this, you can get if from your GP. Computers at the vaccination centres do not link back to medical records so results can't be looked up on the day.
Frontline workers are at increased personal risk of exposure to infection with COVID-19 and of transmitting that infection to susceptible and vulnerable patients in health and social care settings.
- There is greater COVID-19 mortality and morbidity in men and women working in social care than in non-social care staff of the same age and sex.
- For every 20 vaccines delivered to care home staff and residents it is estimated that you will have helped to save one life.
- Although fewer than 1 in 100 people who are infected will die from COVID-19, in those over 75 years of age this rises to 1 in 10.
Getting vaccinated will help protect you and the people you care for from becoming seriously ill from COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccination for frontline social care workers
Fill in our simple online form.
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After you've applied
If you are eligible, we will be in touch to schedule your vaccination.
After you have been vaccinated
Continue to follow prevention and help advice to protect yourself, family and community and to play your part in helping to stop the spread.
If you are a frontline worker, continue to follow guidance on wearing PPE, handwashing using soap and water or hand sanitizer, as well as other protective measures.
Get a COVID Pass letter
You can use letter if you are travelling abroad or going to an event, and need proof that you've had your COVID-19 vaccination.
If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms after your vaccination
It is possible to have caught COVID-19 and not realise you have the symptoms until after your vaccination appointment.
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms:
- A high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- A new, continuous, dry cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
If you get these symptoms, self-isolate immediately and arrange to have a test.
Get a second dose of the vaccine
It is important to have both doses of the vaccine to give you maximum protection.
- The first dose acts as an important immune response primer.
- The second dose is needed to boost your body's immune response to COVID-19.
- The second dose should be given up to 12 weeks after the first.
About the vaccine
The Pfizer BioNTech and Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines are now available.
The Covid-19 vaccines do not contain any animal products or egg. The vaccines are halal and kosher.
There is no material of foetal origin in the Pfzier BioNTech, Oxford AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines.
They do not contain living organisms, so are safe for people with disorders of the immune system.
They do not contain live coronavirus so you cannot catch COVID-19 from them.
You can download our Every Vaccine Matters Fact Sheet to find out information regarding the concerns and myths of the COVID-19 vaccines.
The information found in the fact sheet has been sourced from:
Information in other languages
- Vaccine information in community languages
- BSL video guide on COVID-19 vaccination for eligible adults
- Information in other languages includes isolation and health advice, how to access help from Community Response and more.