Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Covid-19 Vaccinations at NUH

On this page you will find general information about the Covid-19 vaccine, how to book at NUH or at another vaccination centre in the community, and where the QMC Hospital vaccination hub is located. 

Further information on the Covid Vaccination programme in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire can be found on the CCG website.

Who can get vaccinated at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH)?

At NUH (Queen's Medical Centre) the following groups can get a Covid-19 vaccination:

NUH is a Vaccination Hub for:

  • NUH staff 
  • Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) third dose walk-ins (no booking required) with GP/Consultant Letters
  • 16-17 year olds walk-ins (no booking required)
  • 12-15yrs CEV/CV appointments via Swiftqueue

How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine?

The vaccines meet the strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA follows international standards of safety and approved vaccines must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks that all other licensed medicines go through.

Other vaccines are being developed. They will only be available on the NHS once they have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective.

Who shouldn’t have the vaccine?

The vaccine is safe for most people, but you are advised to not book the vaccine if you:

  • Received a flu vaccination in the last seven days
  • Currently have a fever
  • Have a history of an allergic reaction to the ingredients of the vaccines
  • Tested positive for Covid-19 in the last four weeks 

Covid-19 Vaccines in the community

See the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG website for full details of the community vaccination rollout, including location of Vaccination Centres and booking information.

Covid-19 Vaccines at our hospital vaccination centres

'Grab A Jab'

Along with other sites across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, we are offering walk-in vaccinations with no need to book.

Walk in appointments are available for first and second doses:

  • If you are aged 16 or 17, you can walk in for your vaccination at selected sites without needing to book an appointment. Find ot more here.
  • If you are aged 18 or over, in an at risk group, a carer or a frontline health and social care worker who has not yet had your vaccine, you can walk in to our vaccination sites without needing to book an appointment.
  • If you had your first dose 56 days (8 weeks) ago, you can walk in to our sites for your second dose without an appointment.

Booking link

If you are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination and wish to book an appointment please book using https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119..

Attending your appointment

Please do not attend your appointment if you have had sickness or diarrhoea in the last 48 hours, a postive Covid test within 4 weeks of your appointment, or if you have any Covid-19 or flu-like symptoms.

  • Ensure that if you have had your flu vaccination, it was more than 7 days before ago
  • Turn up just before your scheduled appointment time
  • Attend alone unless you need support from a carer. Please note our vaccination clinic staff are unable to look after children so please arrange childcare if needed.
  • Bring your NHS number
  • Avoid bringing large bags or other personal items with you
  • Wear a surgical face mask at all times unless medically exempt
  • Observe social distancing and signage

Attending for a Covid-19 vaccine at Queen's Medical Centre

The QMC Covid-19 Vaccination Centre is located in the Discharge Lounge, Ward A44, A Floor, South Block of the QMC (21 on this map ).

Enter via the South Entrance, opposite the EENT entrance.

Limited parking for those with mobility issues is available in the bays outside EENT.

The nearest visitor car park is Car Park 1. You can find maps of the QMC site here.

Map showing location of QMC vaccine hub