Covid-19 Vaccination Service

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a disease of the respiratory tract, mainly spread through respiratory droplets, aerosols and direct contact with other people.

There are multiple symptoms of COVID-19. These can include:
• A high temperature or shivering

• A new, continuous cough (coughing a lot for more than one hour or having three or more episodes of coughing in 24 hours)

• A sore throat

• A loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste

The majority of people recover from their first symptoms within a few days or weeks, making a full recovery within 12 weeks. However, some people can become more seriously ill and their symptoms can last longer than this.

Everything you need to know

Which COVID-19 vaccination will I get with the private service?

There are several different COVID-19 vaccination brands approved for use in the UK. The Boots private service offers one brand of the COVID-19 vaccination and this may be different to that used in the NHS Service.

The NHS Service is expected to run from April to June and a free NHS vaccination will be offered in England to those who:

• Are aged 75 years old or over

• Live in a care home for older adults

• Are aged 6 months old or over and have a weakened immune system

Some of our stores in England offer the NHS Service as well as the private service. Other parts of the UK may also offer a free NHS (or other locally funded) COVID-19 service; please check with your GP whether you are eligible for a free vaccination.

Who is this private service suitable for?

The Boots COVID-19 Vaccination Service is suitable for people aged 12 years and over13.

This service isn’t suitable for anyone who’s:

•Had any COVID-19 vaccinations in the last 3 months 

•Had an allergic reaction to any injections or vaccinations in the past

This isn’t a complete list and suitability will be checked by the clinician before the vaccination is administered.

Book an appointment online or in-store

This service is offered at selected Boots stores across England. Please view our list for locations.

Attend your appointment

Our clinician will discuss the service with you and answer any questions you may have.

Receive your vaccination

Our clinician will give you the vaccine and advise you to stay in the pharmacy for 5-15 minutes in case of immediate side effects

Frequently asked questions

The appointment will take around 15 minutes.

Our clinician will administer the vaccination to your upper arm, so it’s best to wear a short-sleeved top to your appointment. They will talk to you about possible side effects before the vaccination.

Boots COVID-19 Vaccination Service costs £98.95

** Getting a COVID-19 vaccine - NHS (

10 Eligibility criteria and charges apply.  In most Boots pharmacies, subject to availability. People aged 65 and over are also eligible for a free NHS pneumonia vaccination. If you’re over 65 and haven’t already had the NHS vaccination, speak to your doctor about having this. It’s a different type of vaccination to the one used in the Boots service so you may want to consider having both to further increase your protection against pneumonia. You may also be eligible for the NHS vaccination if you are under 65 and are living with a long-term health condition such as diabetes. The Boots Pneumonia Vaccination Service does not replace the need for the NHS vaccination.

Selected UK Boots pharmacies, subject to availability. Eligibility criteria apply. Please note this is not an NHS service.